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Walgreens announces that routine immunization service will resume.
Earlier this year Walgreens announced that it was going to postpone all nonurgent, routine immunizations because of the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 22, 2020, the company announced that it would be resuming the services. The Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention had recent issued guidance emphasizing the need to get routine immunizations.
Several precautions will be taken to protect both patient and pharmacy staff including the wearing of personal protective equipment by pharmacy staff, maintaining social distancing during paperwork and waiting, and the providing face masks for patients who are not already wearing one.
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