Two major pharmacies are helping to distribute a pending coronavirus vaccine to U.S. seniors once it is available, the Trump administration announced Friday.
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a Twitter post that the public-private partnership with CVS Health and Walgreens would specifically help nursing home residents get free vaccinations.
Residents of all types of long-term care facilities will have access to the vaccine free of charge.
CVS and Walgreens coordinate on-site clinic dates with facilities that are likely to include three total visits over two months.
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PFIZER CAN APPLY FOR EMERGENCY USE OF VACCIN-19 VACCIN by November
The White House has investigated ways to help cover the cost of a potential vaccine for Medicare recipients because the program does not cover medications approved through emergency permits.
Medicare covers people over the age of 65 and younger people with disabilities.
Pfizer announced Friday that it could apply for emergency use – expecting safety results from its trials to be available by the end of November.
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