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Pharmacy giants ramp up logistical assistance for COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Pharmacy giants ramp up logistical assistance for COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced in November that it would partner with more than a dozen chain and independent pharmacies to help distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.

But the potential size and scope of the vaccine roll-out could present logistical snags, especially for vaccines requiring two doses.

“It’s a little difficult to put in a framework for interoperability at the last minute,” said Dr. Darren Schulte, former CEO of Apixio and currently president of advanced technology at Centene. “Right now, it’s a voluntary data-sharing exercise.”


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