CVS pharmacies in Florida vaccinate teachers under the age of 50 despite age limits for vaccine recipients imposed by the state.
The chain said it is following new guidance from the Biden administration, The Associated Press reported. It also began vaccinating day care and preschool teachers.
“We are tailored to the updated guidelines for the federal retail pharmacy program by making appointments available for pre-K through 12 educators and staff and child care workers in all 17 states where we currently offer COVID-19 vaccines. This includes Florida,” a spokesman for CVS told The Hill in a statement.
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The state is priorities at the moment vaccines for K-12 school staff aged 50 or over, residents over the age of 65 and persons under the age of 65 who are considered to be medically vulnerable by a doctor.
President BidenJoe Biden Head of Intercept Bureau: Minimum Wage Was Not ‘High Priority’ for Biden in COVID-19 Aid South Carolina Senate Adds Slider as Alternative Execution Method Obama alum Seth Harris to serve as Biden Labor Counselor: report MORE on Tuesday urged states to prioritize teachers for COVID-19 vaccinations with the goal that each teacher should have at least one dose by the end of March. He promised to use “the full authority of the federal government” to lead states to prioritize teachers.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on its website that the federal retail pharmacy program prioritizes teachers and staff in pre-K-12 schools and child care programs during the month of March.