(AP) – The pharmacy chains CVS and Walgreens each stated Wednesday that they count on to complete delivering the primary spherical of COVID-19 vaccine doses at nursing properties on schedule by January 25.
CVS stated it was roughly midway performed as of Tuesday. It’s working with 7,822 nursing properties nationwide and had accomplished almost 4,000 first-dose clinics.
All advised, CVS stated it has administered 351,231 vaccines in nursing properties as of Tuesday, together with almost 30,000 in large states like California and Florida.
There are greater than 15,000 nursing properties nationally, and the pharmacy chains targeted first on vaccinating at these areas partially as a result of residents there are extra susceptible and require extra care than individuals staying at different long-term care areas.
CVS and Walgreens are also increasing their vaccine supply into these different areas, which embrace assisted dwelling services. CVS stated it has accomplished almost 700 first-dose clinics at these areas and administered greater than 26,000 photographs.
However the drugstore chain stated it was nonetheless ready on eight states — Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Wisconsin — to set begin dates earlier than it may possibly start working in these areas.