Walgreens to start receiving 480,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses a week

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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.
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said Friday that it will receive a weekly allocation of more than 480,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses, starting Feb. 25. The places the drugstore chain supports administration of vaccine include Arizona, Arkansas, Chicago, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, New York City, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. The company said to date, it has administered more than 3 million COVID-19 vaccinations at long-term care facilities, as well as other identified vulnerable populations. “We have rapidly accelerated vaccine administration in long-term care facilities over the last month, and will continue to expand access to vaccines in our pharmacies as supply becomes available,” said Walgreens president John Standley. The stock, which edged up 0.2% in premarket trading, has rallied 29.3% over the past three months through Thursday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average
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has gained 6.8%.

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