INDIANAPOLIS — CVS has 700 open positions across the state that need to be filled. Nursing homes and long-term care facilities will soon receive the COVID-19 vaccine and CVS is preparing to help with that process.
“The teams are doing above and beyond what they have in the past just because they are leading with heart and they care so deeply about all these patients, said the drug chain's Jeffrey Lackey.
As the pandemic got worse, CVS employees just kept stepping up. “We needed to back up our front lines.
Fast forward to the fall and also we are facing the flu surge which they are calling the twin-demic with the COVID-19,” said Lackey. “We had to do massive amounts of flu vaccinations. We did 20 million, twice as much as we would in a given year."
He says because of the demand the company has worked hard to keep its doors open and Minute Clinics operating, but now they need even more help with the next phase of getting the vaccine out. “The long-term care and nursing facilities, that’s where the patients are, so our pharm techs and our pharmacists will go out to those patients entering into those facilities,” said Lackey.
They are willing to train medical professionals who want to lend a hand. “We are continuing to hire individuals as pharmacists, pharmacy tech and RN's in particular,” said Lackey. “Right now, the emphasis is on hiring workers to go into facilities to give the vaccine to those who are most vulnerable, but once the vaccine is available for wider distribution."
Here's how it'll work. CVS vaccinations will be done by appointment only and since it is a two-part vaccine at registration, you'll book your first and second shots then you'll get reminders via text and calls so you don't miss either.