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05/14/2021

Biden touts pharmacy’s accessibility in vaccine remarks

In his remarks on May 12, President Joe Biden said that more than 15,000 pharmacies are prepared to vaccinate newly eligible patient groups.
David Salazar
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On the heels of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents age 12 to 15 years old, President Joe Biden highlighted the accessibility of pharmacies for administering shots to this age group. 

In his remarks on May 12, Biden noted that more than 15,000 pharmacies are prepared to vaccinate newly eligible patient groups. 

“"Now [the Pfizer] vaccine is authorized for ages 12 and up, and I encourage their parents to make sure they get the shot. As I promised last week, we’re ready. This new population is going to find the vaccine rollout fast and efficient. As of [Thursday, May 13], more than 15,000 pharmacies across this country will be ready to vaccinate this age group. Most of these pharmacies are as close as the kid’s school is to their family home."

Since the recommendation from the CDC was released, leading pharmacy chains and other retail pharmacy operators have begun administering the vaccine to this age group.

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