Trump Admin Announces Agreement with Drug Stores To Distribute Free COVID Vaccines

Trump Admin Announces Agreement with Drug Stores To Distribute Free COVID Vaccines


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Federal health officials have reached an agreement with pharmacies across the U.S. to distribute free COVID-19 vaccines after they are approved and become available to the public.

The goal is to make getting a COVID-19 vaccine like getting a flu shot.

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Thursday’s agreement with major chain drug stores, grocery market pharmacies and other chains covers about 3 in 5 pharmacies in all 50 states and U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico.

“The vast majority of Americans live within five miles of a pharmacy,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said, calling the agreement “a critical step toward making sure all Americans have access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines when they are available.”

The list of pharmacies joining the distribution partnership include retail chains like Rite Aid and Walgreens, supermarket drug stores like

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