DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and CVS have issued the following statements in support of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses:
“Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) public health and medical experts released a joint statement on the plan to administer COVID-19 vaccine booster doses beginning in mid-September. As we have throughout the pandemic, we will continue to follow guidance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to administer vaccines to eligible populations and feel confident we have the pharmacy expertise, infrastructure and local community presence to accelerate access to these vaccinations. We will share more information once we receive additional guidance from the FDA and CDC. At this time, vaccine booster shots are not available in our stores,” said Walgreens.
“Public health officials have announced plans to make booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines available beginning in late September. As we await further guidance and approval from regulatory agencies, we’re fully prepared to play a leading role in providing booster shots this fall. We’ve administered more than 30 million COVID-19 vaccines across the country, and immediately began offering third doses to immunocompromised individuals when authorized to do so,” added CVS Health.