Stars and Stripes stripes.com 13 Jan, 2021 03:30 am

CVS Health is ready to bring the COVID-19 vaccine to the general public

CVS Health is ready to bring the COVID-19 vaccine to the general public
CVS Health Corp., poised to play a major role in distributing the coronavirus vaccine to the general public in Connecticut, said Tuesday it expects to eventually administer up to 25 million vaccines a month across the country.

1 as the health care giant’s chief executive, said.Lynch, who spoke during a conference call with health care industry analysts, said CVS has developed a digital app for scheduling appointments.CVS already had been moving rapidly in the direction of using data and analytics to guide health care, combined with digital delivery of health care services, a trend across the industry.” CVS is providing coronavirus testing at 4,000 sites nationwide and now, with the start of vaccinations at its pharmacies, more attention is being drawn to CVS’ goal of making its pharmacies an alternative site for health care, Lynch said.

The pandemic has accelerated the trend and with it, CVS’ push into the digital realm, Lynch said.In 2020, CVS Health opened 600 HealthHUBs in CVS pharmacies across the country, Lynch said.

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