WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The following is attributed to Karen S. Lynch, president and chief executive officer, CVS Health:
“President Biden’s decision to double the number of participants in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program is a testament to its success, and an acknowledgment that pharmacies will continue to be one of the most convenient vaccine access points. It’s also a recognition of the incredible efforts of health care professionals at CVS Pharmacy and elsewhere, who continue to be a critical community resource and are standing by ready to do more.
“The President’s focus on helping educators get vaccinated is clearly having an impact. Pre-K through 12 educators and staff and child care workers have accounted for more than 30 percent of COVID-19 vaccine appointments at CVS Pharmacy locations in the past week, and will continue to be a priority going forward.”