NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Thousands of drug stores across the Tri-State Area are now able to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to customers who have appointments.

The shots are available at Ride Aid, Walgreens and Duane Reade stores in New York City.

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Walgreens and CVS will handle the rest of New York State.

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New Jersey is partnering with Rite Aid and CVS.

In Connecticut, the vaccine will be available at Walgreens and CVS.

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It’s all part of a federal program rolling out across the country to help speed up distribution.

CBSNewYork Team