CVS Pharmacy will begin its COVID-19 vaccination effort at almost 2,000 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in Wisconsin.
CVS Health announced the effort will begin on Dec. 28 at Wisconsin facilities that have selected CVS as their COVID-19 vaccination partner.
Pharmacy teams will administer doses of the Pfizer vaccine at 1,829 facilities in Wisconsin.
Nationwide, the company expects to vaccinate up to 4 million residents and staff at over 40,000 long-term care facilities through their program.
“Today’s rollout is the culmination of months of internal planning and demonstrates how the private sector can use its expertise to help solve some of our most critical challenges,” said Larry J. Merlo, President and Chief Executive Officer, CVS Health, in a press release. “I’m grateful for the herculean efforts of everyone involved, including our health care professionals who will be deployed throughout the country to bring peace of mind to long-term care facility residents, staff, and their loved ones.”
CVS said it has an agreement with the United States Department of Health and Human Services to provide vaccines to the general public in 2021. No details have been released about when that will begin.