COVID-19 vaccinations at US pharmacies to double, get closer to home

The U.S. will more than double the number of pharmacies administering COVID-19 vaccines, President Joe Biden announced March 29, according to Politico

The president said the expanded effort could mean that 90 percent of Americans will have access to a vaccine in three weeks. It could also mean 90 percent of American adults will be able to get their vaccines within 5 miles of where they live, Politico reported. 

Nearly 40,000 pharmacies across the U.S. will now be able to give COVID-19 vaccines. The U.S. will also add 12 mass vaccination sites, Politico reported. 

President Biden said 30 million vaccines were distributed to states this week, a new record, up from 23 million the week of March 19. 

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