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CVS begins administering COVID vaccine at care facilities

CVS begins administering COVID vaccine at care facilities
CVS Health has launched a widespread vaccine program this week to administer the Pfizer drug at long-term care facilities across 12 states, the company announced Monday.

CVS Health has launched a widespread vaccine program this week to administer the Pfizer drug at long-term care facilities across 12 states, the company announced Monday.Staff will visit each long-term care facility three times “to ensure residents and staff receive their initial shot and critical booster.“I’m grateful for the herculean efforts of everyone involved, including our health care professionals who will be deployed throughout the country to bring peace of mind to long-term care facility residents, staff, and their loved ones.” CVS expects to vaccinate up to four million residents and staff at over 40,000 long-term care facilities through the program, the company said.

(Stephen Dunn/AP) “Today’s rollout is the culmination of months of internal planning and demonstrates how the private sector can use its expertise to help solve some of our most critical challenges,” Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Health, said in a statement Monday.Most Read “Vaccinating one of our most vulnerable populations is the latest milestone in our multifaceted pandemic response, which includes testing more than 10 million people for the virus since March,” Karen Lynch, the incoming CVS Health president, said in a statement.

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