CVS pharmacies in Florida are vaccinating teachers under the age of 50 despite state-imposed age limits for vaccine recipients.
The chain said it is following the new guidelines from the Biden administration, The Associated Press reported. He also started vaccinating kindergarten and preschool teachers.
“We have aligned with the updated Federal Retail Pharmacy Program guidelines by making appointments available to educators, staff, and child care workers pre-K through 12 in the 17 states where we currently offer COVID-19 vaccines. This includes Florida, “a CVS spokesperson told The Hill in a statement.
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State is currently prioritizing Immunizations for K-12 school employees age 50 and older, residents age 65 and older, as well as individuals under age 65 who are deemed medically vulnerable by a physician.
President BidenJoe Biden Chief of the Intercept Office: Minimum wage was not a ‘high priority’ for Biden in COVID-19 relief South Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative method of execution Obama’s student, Seth Harris, to serve as employment advisor to Biden: report MORE on Tuesday call to the states prioritize teachers for COVID-19 vaccines, with the goal that each teacher receives at least one dose by the end of March. He promised to use the “full authority of the federal government” to order states to prioritize teachers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention he said on his website that the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program will prioritize teachers and staff in pre-K-12 schools and child care programs during the month of March.