Coronavirus Outbreak

Vaccination Campaign To Be ‘Chaotic’ for Weeks: Rite Aid CEO

Jan. 11, 2021, 6:33 PM

Rolling out Covid-19 vaccines nationally will be hectic as providers navigate a myriad of rules that vary across states and counties, Rite Aid Corp. Chief Executive Officer Heyward Donigan said Monday.

“One thing is for sure: It’s going to be pretty chaotic for the next few weeks as people try to maneuver through this,” Donigan said Monday at the virtual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.

Rite Aid has already administered more than 5,000 Covid-19 shots, Donigan said, as it works with local leaders. Donigan anticipates pharmacies’ role will ramp up sooner than planned with states trying to provide vaccinations more quickly....

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