Plan to ship shots to nurs­ing homes

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WASH­ING­TON — Fed­eral health of­fi­cials on Fri­day un­veiled a plan to get ap­proved coron­avirus vac­cines to nurs­ing home res­i­dents free of cost, with the aid of two na­tional phar­macy chains.

No vac­cine has yet been ap­proved by the Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion, and the dis­tri­bu­tion pro­gram is con­tin­gent on that hap­pen­ing first.

Un­der the plan, trained staff from CVS and Wal­greens will de­liver the vac­cines to each nurs­ing home and ad­min­is­ter shots. As­sisted-liv­ing fa­cil­i­ties and res­i­den­tial group homes can also par­tic­i­pate.

Nurs­ing home staffers can be vac­ci­nated, too, if they have not al­ready re­ceived their shots. Nee­dles, sy­ringes and other nec­es­sary equip­ment will be in­cluded.

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