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Free Vaccine distribution to Seniors with the help of CVS and Walgreens

On October 16th, the Trump administration announced that seniors will be able to receive free covid vaccine treatment from Walgreens or CVS.

More information is provided by cnbc.com,

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“The vaccine will be free of charge and available for residents in all long-term care settings, including skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, residential care homes and adult family homes, the Department of Health and Human Services said in a press release.

There are about 15,000 long-term care facilities as well as an additional 35,000 assisted living facilities in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s deputy director for infectious diseases, Jay Butler, told reporters on a call Friday. The eligibility requirements for facilities are “very broad,” he added.

Starting Monday, long-term care facilities will be able to select which pharmacy they prefer to have on-site. The facilities can opt-in to the program through the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network, Butler said. If a facility chooses to not opt-in, there will be the possibility of being able to administer vaccines through other sources, including from local pharmacies, he added.”

With the ongoing pandemic that continues to rise in cases, we might finally come to a halt with the help of the great scientists.

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/16/coronavirus-trump-administration-unveils-cvs-walgreens-vaccine-deal.html

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