By Stephen Nakrosis
CVS Health said Friday it was preparing to provide Covid-19 vaccinations to long-term care facilities when a vaccine is made available.
Troyen Brennan, the chief medical officer of CVS Health, said, "Our nation's elderly living in long-term care facilities are one of the most vulnerable populations. With early access to a vaccination, we can help keep them, and the staff caring for them, healthy and safe."
Larry Merlo, the company's president and chief executive, said the company "is already providing 70% of the testing done in a retail setting through its test sites at 3,700 of its drive thru pharmacies," and added, "Moving forward we'll have the capacity to administer approximately four million Covid-19 tests per month to meet the nation's needs ahead of a vaccine approval."
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires