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US Walmart will expand Covid-19 vaccinations to more states

20:16  22 january  2021
20:16  22 january  2021 Source:   cnn.com

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Walmart is preparing to offer Covid - 19 vaccinations in seven more states this week and next, a company spokeswoman told Reuters. The move expands its effort beyond the two states where its pharmacists are offering inoculations. Walmart will start providing inoculations in Georgia, Indiana

Retail giant Walmart plans to administer coronavirus vaccines following approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company The retailer is also “entering into agreements with states to be able to support vaccinations where needed, whether that is in our pharmacies or long-term care

Walmart is rolling out the Covid-19 vaccine in more states as the Biden administration tries to accelerate distribution.

  Walmart will expand Covid-19 vaccinations to more states © Walmart

The company has been administering vaccines in recent weeks in some of its locations in New Mexico and Arkansas. Now, Walmart, the largest retailer in the nation, will roll out the vaccine to select stores in New Jersey, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, South Carolina and Texas, as well as in Chicago, and Puerto Rico, a company spokesperson said in an email Friday.

Each state determines which population groups are eligible to receive the vaccine, and the vaccine will only be available to those designated groups at Walmart pharmacies. In Georgia, for example, adults ages 65 and over are currently eligible, but non-healthcare essential workers are not.

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As more cases are likely to occur, we’ll continue to take precautions and actions to keep our stores, clubs and other facilities clean and ensure the well-being of our So, we have created a COVID - 19 emergency leave policy, which is effective immediately, to ensure you have the support you need.

Walmart is set to extend its Covid vaccination program to seven more states , as well as Chicago and Puerto Rico, Reuters reports, citing a company spokeswoman. This week and next, Walmart will begin offering the shots in Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina and Texas

"We are going by what the state tells us in terms of priority groups they want our help vaccinating," a Walmart spokesperson said.

The news, which was first reported by Reuters, comes as President Joe Biden and his administration seek to accelerate vaccine distribution. So far, more than 17 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the United States, according to the latest CDC data. Biden has announced a goal of administering 100 million shots in his first 100 days in office.

Pharmacies and grocery stores are expected to play a major role in vaccine distribution. The federal government has a partnership program with 19 pharmacy chains, retailers and pharmacy associations across the United States, representing more than 40% of US pharmacy locations.

Walmart said in a blog post Friday that it expects to be able to administer 10 million to 13 million doses per month, "when supply and allocations allow," across its more than 5,000 pharmacies in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Other chains have also given targets. CVS has said it eventually expects to be able to administer as many as 20 million to 25 million shots per month.

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