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Local pharmacists step up in COVID-19 vaccination effort

Virus Outbreak Vaccine Pharmacies
Posted at 7:54 AM, Mar 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-08 09:54:57-05

NEW YORK — In communities across the country, local pharmacy owners are among the people administering COVID-19 vaccinations.

It's not easy -- being a vaccine provider requires a big investment of time and paperwork, and for some, finding a location for a mass vaccination clinic.

And there's little if any money to be made in giving vaccinations. But owners say it's more important to help people be safe.

Local pharmacies have become vaccine providers by applying to state health officials and a federal program that last month began distributing vaccines to networks of independently owned pharmacies as well as the big national chains.