According to a plan developed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a dozen retail pharmacy chains have agreed to cooperate with the federal government as a location for Covid-19 vaccination.
According to the CDC plan released on Friday, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., CVS Health Corp., Walmart Inc., Kroger Co., Publix Super Markets Inc. and Costco Wholesale Corp. are the companies that have agreed to participate.
The CDC said these pharmacies have more than 35,000 stores.
This information is contained in an updated “temporary manual” prepared by the CDC for states, territories, and local governments preparing vaccination plans.
The script outlines how Covid-19 injections can reach hospitals, clinics and other vaccination sites, starting with providing initial supplies for health care workers and other people at high risk of infection.