WOONSOCKET, R.I. (CBS) — CVS will be requiring some employees to get the COVID vaccine. The Rhode Island-based pharmacy chain announced that all corporate employees and patient-facing workers like nurses must be fully vaccinated by Oct. 31.
Pharmacists working in the company’s retail stores have until Nov. 30.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
The company says other roles could be included in the mandate at a later time.READ MORE: Hurley: Even In Defeat, Tom Brady Just Delivers
“While the vast majority of our employees have chosen to be vaccinated, this decision is in direct response to the dramatic rise in cases among the unvaccinated,” CEO Karen Lynch said.MORE NEWS: Boston City Workers Given Additional Week To Show Proof Of COVID Vaccination
CVS said it has given out more than 30 million COVID vaccines to Americans and “is fully prepared to play a leading role in providing booster shots.”