NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – CVS Health has administered the first round of COVID-19 vaccine doses to nearly 8,000 skilled nursing facilities in Texas and across the country.
Here in Texas CVS Health partnered with some 2,000 long-term care facilities across the state. Since the state authorized the program to begin on December 28, the group has completed administering the first doses for all 581 skilled-nursing facilities, with second doses well underway.READ MORE: Former Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall Explains Why No Action Was Ever Taken Against Officer Bryan Riser, Now Charged With Capital Murder
This week CVS will finish the first doses for nearly 90% of all the 1,431 assisted-living and other long-term care facilities with whom the group serves.READ MORE: Gov. Greg Abbott Responds To Criticism For Ending Mask Mandate, Fully Reopening Texas: 'There's Never Going To Be Uniform Agreement On This'
“We’ve administered nearly two million shots to one of our most vulnerable populations through onsite and, in many cases, room-to-room visits,” said Karen S. Lynch, CVS Health executive vice president. “Our dedicated health care professionals are reaching long-term care residents and staff as soon as possible based on activation dates selected by the states.”
First doses at all long-term care facilities that selected CVS Health to provide COVID-19 vaccinations – more than 40,000 in total – will be complete by mid-February.MORE NEWS: Visit Fort Worth Launches Campaign Promoting Businesses That Encourage Mask-Wearing
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