Two large pharmacies will help distribute the expected coronavirus vaccine to older Americans as soon as it becomes available, the Trump administration said Friday.
Health and Social Services Minister Alex Hazard said on Twitter that a public-private partnership with CVS Health and Walgreens would specifically help nursing home residents gain access to free vaccinations.
Residents of all types of long-term care facilities will be able to access the vaccine free of charge.
CVS and Walgreens will agree on on-site clinic dates with facilities that are likely to include three joint visits over two months.
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PFIZER MAY APPLY FOR EXTRAORDINARY USE OF COVID-19 VACCINE END OF NOVEMBER
The White House is looking for ways to help cover the cost of a potential vaccine for Medicare beneficiaries, as the program does not cover emergency-approved medications.
Medicare covers people over the age of 65 and younger people with disabilities.
On Friday, Pfizer announced that it could apply for emergency use – expecting that the test results will be available in late November.
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