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Pharmacies Partner With HHS to Provide COVID-19 Vaccines

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Chain and independent pharmacies have partnered with the federal government to maximize access to coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines at no cost when they’re available, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced.

The program covers about 60% of pharmacies in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, according to HHS.

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Chain and independent pharmacies have partnered with the federal government to maximize access to coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines at no cost when they’re available, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced.

The program covers about 60% of pharmacies in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, according to HHS.

The vast majority of people in the US live within 5 miles of a pharmacy, HHS Secretary Alex Azar noted in a statement. Participating chains include drugstores such as CVS and Rite Aid and supermarkets with pharmacies, such as Albertsons, Kroger, and Publix.

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