Walgreens, CVS Health Provide COVID-19 Vaccines to Thousands of Hard-hit Nursing Homes

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  • CVS Health and Walgreens have rolled out COVID-19 vaccinations to residents and workers at nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • The two companies partnered with the federal government to run on-site clinics for the vaccinations
  • Data from the COVID Tracking Project revealed that residents of long-term care facilities account for about 40 percent of all US COVID-19 deaths, although they make up less than 1 percent of the US population
  • Walgreens said its pharmacists will administer the shots at nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Ohio, Connecticut, and Florida
  • CVS said it will offer the vaccines at facilities in Ohio and Connecticut
  • Both companies noted that they will expand the vaccinations to facilities in other states next week