Walgreens is stepping up its COVID-19 vaccination effort.
Following the success of more than 700 vaccination clinics nationwide hosted primarily at churches and community centers, Walgreens will activate multiple mobile clinics in Chicago. The traveling mobile clinics will focus on bringing COVID-19 vaccines directly to underserved communities and those with barriers to accessing the vaccine. During the next two months, Walgreens will expand mobile clinics to nine additional cities across the country.
Individuals will be able to walk up to a mobile clinic and receive a vaccination on-site from a Walgreens pharmacy team member. The company is partnering with local organizations across the mobile clinic stops to make community members aware of upcoming dates.
“Mobile clinics and the other models we use will allow us to bring vaccines to the heart of the most impacted communities, as well as addressing common barriers like transportation and convenience for those who want to get vaccinated,” said John Standley, president, Walgreens.
In addition, Walgreens will offer same-day COVID-19 vaccine appointments in all retail locations nationwide beginning Wednesday, May 5, with walk-in appointments available at select stores nationwide.
Walgreens said it has administered more than 15 million COVID-19 vaccines to date, and continues to expand vaccination models to ensure all individuals have access to a COVID-19 vaccine. The company also had partnerships with more than 100 employers as part of Test and Protect COVID-19 efforts, including Apple and Amtrak, to help protect thousands of employees across the country.