CDC Looks To Dollar Store Chain For Rural Vax Push

USA Today reports:

U.S. health officials are exploring a partnership with Dollar General, one of the nation’s largest retailers, to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the nation’s rural areas.

Dollar General does not have pharmacies, but it has more than 16,000 locations. That’s about three times the number of locations as Walmart and more than half as many as CVS and Walgreens, all three of which are delivering COVID-19 vaccines at some of their pharmacy locations.

“In rural areas, residents often don’t have access to big-box stores,” CDC director Rochelle Walensky said at the Health Action Alliance’s virtual National Business Summit.

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