Beginning February 11, the Biden Administration has launched a “Federal Retail Pharmacy Program” for COVID-19 vaccines. The is a public/private partnership which involves over 40,000 pharmacy locations across the country.
The CDC worked with states “to select initial pharmacy partners.” One criterion was the proximity of the pharmacy to more “at risk” populations.
These developments will assist employers by providing more choices for employees who wish to be vaccinated. They will also allow employers who choose to mandate vaccines to select facilities to administer same rather than administering vaccines within their own facilities which requires adherence to strict federal and state regulations.