Gov. Spencer Cox Welcomes The Transfer Of Vaccines From Pharmacy Partners As Well As The Biden Announcement To Purchase 200 Million Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccines
SALT LAKE CITY UT (STL.News) Gov. Spencer Cox applauded a decision by two providers in the federal pharmacy partnership, CVS and Walgreens, to transfer extra doses the pharmacies have to other vaccine providers in Utah.
The governor and his team have been working closely with Walgreens and CVS to transfer a portion of their allocated doses to other vaccine providers in the state. Today, the two pharmacies agreed to provide 28,275 doses to the Utah Department of Health for distribution throughout the state. The state received an initial shipment of 8,775 doses this week with the remaining 19,500 doses ordered this week and shipped to Utah next week.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which oversees the federal contract with pharmacies, approved the reallocation.
“Our top priority is to get as many vaccines into the arms of Utahns as quickly as possible,” Cox said. “We’re grateful to our partners Walgreens and CVS as well as the CDC for their help in meeting this goal.”
In addition, the Biden administration announced its plan to purchase 200 million doses of vaccine.