Blog by Skilled Nursing News

When emergency use authorizations (EUA) were granted to two COVID-19 vaccines in December 2020, health care workers and residents in long-term care facilities were granted first priority for the shots — and a federal partnership to vaccinate nursing homes kicked into gear.

By January 25, most nursing homes participating in the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program with CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) and Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) had had their first clinic. And from the last week of December, when the first clinics in the partnership began, and the first week of February, weekly deaths in nursing homes fell 66%.

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