CVS exec says coronavirus vaccine can be administered to general public ‘very quickly’
CVS is rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine program for long-term care facility staff and residents. CVS Health Executive Vice President Tom Moriarty with more.
Walgreens and CVS are on track to finish administering their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to skilled nursing facilities nationwide by the end of the month, offering a bit of hope amid a tumultuous start to the new year.
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The two retail pharmacy chains announced Wednesday that their COVID-19 vaccine efforts are already underway at skilled nursing facilities, which require a higher acuity of patient care, in 49 states, and that the first round of doses will be completed by Jan. 25.
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Late last year, CVS and Walgreens were tapped by the U.S. Department of Health and Senior Services to administer vaccinations to the high-priority populations ahead of the general public in order to stem the spread of the virus.
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In order to do so, Walgreens has teamed up with 35,000 nursing and assisted living facilities nationwide.