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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Meets with Major Pharmacy Executives to Discuss Vaccine Equity

Feb 26, 2021
Press Release

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Meets with Major Pharmacy Executives to Discuss Vaccine Equity

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Yesterday, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) met with major pharmacy executives from CVS, Kroger, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Walmart to learn about the pharmacies’ efforts to ensure an equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Following the meeting, CHC Chairman Raul Ruiz, M.D. released the statement below:

“I’d like to thank executives from CVS, Kroger, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Walmart who took the time to meet with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus yesterday to express their support for an equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and to further commit to working with our Members to reach the hardest-hit and underserved parts of our Latino communities,” said Chairman Ruiz. “The Latino community continues to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic with high rates of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. Health inequities harm public health overall and it is critical that COVID-19 vaccines are distributed according to health equity principles. Doing so would not only help stop the spread of COVID-19, but would ensure critical economic, educational, and social activities resume.”

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories. 

 

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