Walgreens and CVS hit a milestone Monday, completing the first round of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered at partnering nursing facilities across the country.
Both companies had established their goal to finish the first round of doses by Jan 25. after being tapped by the U.S. Department of Health and Senior Services to administer vaccinations to the high-priority populations.
Since receiving their first allotments in late December, both CVS and Walgreens have remained on track to meet their goal and have been updating the public on its progress.
#CVSHealth’s dedicated health care professionals are reaching long-term care residents and staff as soon as possible based on activation dates selected by the states. Read more: https://t.co/1AH9mRCcKn pic.twitter.com/SCMtTRz4Cr— CVS Health (@CVSHealth) January 25, 2021
"Our dedicated health care professionals are reaching long-term care residents and staff as soon as possible based on activation dates selected by the states, while navigating the challenges of a complex rollout," said Karen Lynch, CVS Health's executive vice president.
CVS said that it had already begun administering second doses, which are expected to be completed within the month.
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