The Examiner examiner.net 22 Dec, 2020 03:45 am

COVID-19 Missouri CVS

The pharmacy chain will vaccinate residents and staff at more than 40,000 long-term care facilities across the U.S.

(AP) — CVS Health plans to administer about 100,000 coronavirus vaccinations next week at Missouri long-term care facilities as the vaccination rollout expands beyond health-care workers, the company said Monday.The pharmacy chain will vaccinate residents and staff at more than 40,000 long-term care facilities across the U.CVS and its competitor, Walgreens, are facilitating the inoculations at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.Nursing homes were next on the list because the virus has killed more than 110,000 people at long-term care facilities nationwide, including about half of the 4,947 people who have died of the disease in Missouri.

Meanwhile, some Missouri facilities have already begun vaccinating people with the newly-approved Moderna vaccine, state health department spokeswoman Lisa Cox said.The health department on Monday reported 10 additional COVID-19 deaths and 3,130 additional confirmed cases, pushing its pandemic total to 368,316 cases.

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