CVS Health has entered into a contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to become an official COVID-19 vaccine provider, according to a press release.
The U.S. government will make a supply of COVID-19 vaccines available to CVS Health when authorized and available to administer in pharmacies nationwide. CVS will offer it to the public through its 10,000 locations, following established vaccine prioritization guidelines.
CVS Health is already working to enable administration of the vaccine once it is available for pharmacies nationwide.
“We are proud of and thankful for the efforts of our pharmacists, nurse practitioners and pharmacy technicians,” the company stated in the release. “They have served many communities across the U.S. and helped conduct nearly 7 million COVID-19 tests. We know they stand ready to do the same thing when COVID-19 vaccinations are available.”