President Biden Announces Direct COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments to Pharmacies

(CNN)The Biden administration announced Tuesday it will begin direct shipments of coronavirus vaccines to retail pharmacies next week, expanding points of access for Americans to receive shots as concerns about variants of the virus expand.

“Millions of Americans turn to their local pharmacies every day for their medicines, flu shots, and much more. And pharmacies are readily accessible in most communities, with most Americans living within five miles of a pharmacy,” White House Covid-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients said in a briefing.
The program, which will begin rolling out on February 11, will start at about 6,500 stores that will receive a total of 1 million doses before eventually expanding, Zients said.

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