Walgreens recently shared an update on the range of its COVID-19 vaccination efforts. The retailer said that it now is offering COVID-19 vaccines at a majority of its stores across 49 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.
Currently, nearly 60,000 immunizers are administering COVID-19 vaccinations at more than 7,000 stores and via off-site clinics, with a count of 11 million vaccine doses administered to date. The company also said that it has nearly completed its long-term care facility vaccination efforts.
“Now more than ever, our pharmacy teams are there for our patients and customers, administering COVID-19 vaccinations to protect communities across the country at a critical time,” said John Standley, president, Walgreens. “As more vaccine becomes available, and more states and jurisdictions expand eligibility, we’re continuing to broaden access across our retail locations. We’re also driving equitable access to vaccines within underserved communities, to help the nation emerge from this pandemic.”
The company began immunizing long-term care patients in late December, adding store distribution for states and federal distribution plans alongside the Federal Retail Pharmacy Partnership that began in February.
Walgreens noted that it as conducted nearly 500 COVID-19 vaccine clinics in underserved areas of the country, including in California, Illinois, Georgia and Mississippi, with plans for hundreds more in partnership with community organizations, Uber, and such national partners as the 100 Black Men of America and the National Coalition of Black Women.