Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) plans to administer Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to approximately 3 million residents and staff in 35,000 long-term care facilities as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Program for long-term care program. The pharmacists are providing the vaccinations at nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Ohio and Connecticut.
The Walgreens team members to provide COVID-19 vaccinations in approximately 800 long-term care facilities across 12 states including many in rural and medically-underserved areas for the week of Dec. 21. The company will continue to expand vaccinations to nearly 3 million residents and staff at 35,000 long-term care facilities that have chosen Walgreens as their vaccine provider as states work on their distribution plans and vaccine allocations plans.
“Walgreens is very proud to be a part of this historic milestone to begin administering Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to our most vulnerable populations,” “With more than a decade of experience administering various vaccines, we have the deep expertise to support this unprecedented effort to allow our nation to emerge from this pandemic.” stated John Standley, president, Walgreens.
The company is supporting and working with Operation Warp Speed, along with the CDC, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and local and state governments, to administer the distribution and availability of vaccines to Americans, as quickly as possible. The company will continue to follow federal and state guidelines for future allocation and prioritization of vaccinations. The vaccines are not available to the general population at this time.
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