CVS To Hire 25,000 As U.S. Preps Covid Booster Shots

CVS Health plans to hire 25,000 new pharmacy and drugstore workers as the U.S. prepares for seasonal flu season and a rush to get Covid-19 booster shots.

The drugstore giant announced Monday a campaign to hire full-time, part-time and temporary pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses and other retail workers to “help the company continue to respond to the needs of communities across the country during the fall and winter months when the incidence of flu is expected to increase and as Covid-19 vaccination and testing remain in high demand.” CVS said it will be “recruiting qualified candidates” during a special one-day national event on Friday, Sept. 24.

The announcement comes following last Friday’s discussion by a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel regarding the need for booster shots against the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus.  Though the FDA panel rejected booster shots for most people, the agency advisors endorsed Pfizer’s Covid-19 shot for those 65 years of age and older as well as those at high risk for the Coronavirus.

“Every flu season we need additional team members but this year we’re looking for even more,” CVS Health executive vice president and president of CVS Pharmacy Neela Montgomery said. “With the continued presence of COVID-19 in our communities, we’re estimating a much greater need for pharmacists, trained pharmacy technicians, nurses, and retail store associates. These jobs offer a rewarding opportunity to really make an impact on public health in our country.”

The entire hiring process is virtual so qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by texting “CVS” to 25000 or by visiting the CVS Health Career Website to inquire about openings. “There will be no on-site applications or interviews as the entire hiring process is virtual,” CVS said in its statement on Monday.

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