CVS Health is now administering COVID-19 vaccines in skilled nursing facilities in 49 states, with the rollout beginning in 36 states and Washington, D.C. last week. New York, Florida, Ohio and Maine were among the first states in the rollout; Wyoming is the latest, having been added to CVS’ slate on Monday.
Start dates were chosen by each state, in addition to which types of long-term care facilities to activate first. The most at-risk patients were prioritized. Of the roughly 15,000 skilled nursing facilities nationwide, nearly 8,000 partnered with CVS Health.
The company expects to complete administration of first doses in skilled nursing facilities by January 25, consistent with timelines originally shared with states and provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
WHAT’S THE IMPACT
States will have activated nearly 31,000 assisted living facilities partnering with CVS Health by next week, with first doses administered in all facilities