Widespread Covid vaccines will be available in the spring, says Walgreens exec


Walgreens pharmacist Jessica Sahni prepares a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at The New Jewish Home long-term care facility on Manhattans Upper West Side in New York on December 21, 2020.

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Covid vaccines are still hard to come by, but that should change by the spring, said Rick Gates, Walgreens senior vice president of pharmacy and health care.

“I’d say late March, early April will be the timeline that you’ll have it more broadly across all of our stores across the nation of pharmacies and other places to start vaccinations,” he said at CNBC’s Healthy Returns virtual event on Tuesday.

Walgreens is part of a federal pharmacy program that will ship doses directly…


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