BALTIMORE (WJZ) — CVS is hoping to relieve some of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout frustration.

The chain is getting additional COVID-19 vaccines through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.

CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE:

Over 500,000 doses will be available in 17 states, including Maryland, starting Thursday.

CVS says it can administer 20 to 25-million shots per month, and as the vaccine supply increases, more states will have access.

For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.

CBS Baltimore Staff