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Report: CVS, Walgreens accounted for large number of wasted vaccines

Posted at 11:49 AM, May 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-04 18:44:04-04

Vaccines going to waste have been a problem recently and a new report says two big pharmacies are part of the problem.

An analysis by Kaiser Health News says Walgreens and CVS are responsible for a large number of wasted vaccine doses.

The report looked at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data about wasted vaccine doses and found CVS was responsible for more than 90,000 unused doses.

While Walgreens was responsible for more than 20% of unused doses.

Critics say this likely happened due to poor planning and not distributing the appropriate number of doses in certain areas.