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CVS to begin administering vaccines at long-term care facilities in Virginia

Posted at 2:03 PM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 14:03:32-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- CVS Health will administer COVID-19 vaccines at 874 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in Virginia, beginning next week.

CVS Pharmacy teams will administer the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in facilities across 12 states this week. Some of those states include Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, and Maryland.

Vaccinations will begin in Virginia, the district of Columbia, and 35 more states on December 28.

Under its COVID-19 vaccination program, CVS Health says they expect to administer the vaccines to up to four million residents and staff at more than 40,000 long-term care facilities.

“Today’s rollout is the culmination of months of internal planning and demonstrates how the private sector can use its expertise to help solve some of our most critical challenges,” said Larry J. Merlo, President and Chief Executive Officer, CVS Health. “I’m grateful for the herculean efforts of everyone involved, including our health care professionals who will be deployed throughout the country to bring peace of mind to long-term care facility residents, staff, and their loved ones.”
CVS Health expects to complete its long-term care facility vaccination effort in approximately 12 weeks.

CVS Health was selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as one of two providers to administer COVID-19 vaccinations.

"While we are beginning with long-term care facilities, we also have an agreement with the HHS to eventually provide vaccines to the general public in our 10,000 CVS Pharmacy locations across the country in 2021 with more details to be shared at a later date," said a CVS Health spokesperson.