Walgreens mobile clinic administers COVID-19 and flu vaccines at historically black college and university events – CDR – Chain Drug Review
DEERFIELD, Ill. — The next stops for the Walgreens mobile clinic offering walk-up access to COVID-19 and flu immunizations are focused on events tied to some of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
The traveling clinic is stopping at more than a dozen locations on and off school campuses, including stops at several football “Classics” — games widely known for popular halftime shows featuring battles between school marching bands — that attract students, alumni and community members.
“Walgreens is excited to bring our mobile clinic to HBCU events, as colleges resume campus life and other school activities,” said Carlos Cubia, senior vice president and chief global diversity, equity and inclusion officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance. “The present surge of the delta variant emphasizes the need to be protected, and our mobile clinic makes getting vaccinated easy, which helps us safely resume activities like attending Classic football games.”
Walgreens COVID-19 vaccine equity initiative is focused on addressing hesitancy and removing barriers that hinder access to immunizations, especially in rural and medically underserved communities that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Walgreens continues to accelerate access in areas that are tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s social vulnerability index1 (SVI) through administering life-saving vaccines from retail pharmacies located in SVI areas and off-site and mobile clinics. To date, Walgreens has hosted approximately 1,300 off-site COVID-19 vaccination clinics working collaboratively with local churches, civic clubs, defined national partners and other groups across the nation, including premiere HBCUs.
The mobile clinic kicked off the HBCU tour with visits to Morris College in Sumter, SC and the Miles College vs. Alabama State University and Tuskegee University vs. Fort Valley State University football games in Montgomery, AL. This week the clinic is set to make stops at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis before making other planned stops throughout the month of September.
Dates and cities are subject to change. All stops will either be at an HBCU or held in conjunction with an HBCU program or event. Information about tour stops and walk-up clinic times will be promoted in local markets.
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