March 9, 2021

When Can I Walk Into a Pharmacy And Get a COVID Shot?

When Can I Walk Into a Pharmacy And Get a COVID Shot?
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Vaccine distribution nationwide continues to ramp up, with nearly 2-million shots being given daily. President Biden has now said that every adult could be vaccinated by the end of May. A big promise that brings with it hope... a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. But when will COVID vaccination be as simple as getting a flu shot? Many of the doses currently being given are at mass-vaccination sites. Will local and national pharmacies be able to simplify the process? The government still controls the supply and distribution of COVID-19 shots. We wanted to understand what that process looks like and when they expect to offer vaccines on-demand. Rina Shah, PharmD, group vice president, for pharmacy operations and services at Walgreens, joins us on this week's episode to answer those questions.