Vaccines give CVS, Walgreens a shot in the arm

2021-06-18

Pharmacy retailers CVS and Walgreens were struggling ahead of the pandemic and even through last year, but their fortunes turned around with the start of COVID-19 vaccine programs. In addition to vaccine payments from federal programs that were increased this spring from $28 for a single dose and $45 for two doses to $40 for every dose, the retailers say people who come for their shots are shopping for other items while in the stores.

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