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CVS pharmacy tech: CVS Health announced Monday that it plans to hire 15,000 people immediately to meet the expected increase in flu and Covid-19 cases this fall/winter.
There will be more than 10,000 licensed pharmacist technicians, both part-time and full-time, who can administer Covid-19 and dispense medication.
Officials from the public health department have warned that Covid-19 cases could rise as more Americans stay indoors in colder temperatures. Already, cases are increasing. According to CNBC’s analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University, the average daily number of coronavirus cases increased by at least 5 per cent in 39 states. On Thursday, there were more than 63 600 new coronavirus cases in the United States. This pushed the average daily number of cases per day up by more than 13% over the week.
CVS could use the larger workforce to prepare for the next major phase of the pandemic. This will be the rollout of Covid-19 once it is available. Federal officials will need to give authorization to companies, including CVS, for pharmacy technicians to administer the vaccines under the supervision of an immunization-certified pharmacist.
CVS supported the change and stated that pharmacy technicians could speed up the widespread distribution of the vaccine.
During the pandemic, the healthcare company increased its staffing and provided more services. There is more than 4,000 Covid-19 drive through testing locations, and it has performed nearly 5 million tests. The company announced in March that it would fill 50,000 positions, including delivery drivers and store associates, to meet the growing demand for over-the-counter medications and early refills of prescriptions at its roughly 10,000 pharmacies throughout the U.S.