Trained staff from CVS and Walgreens will deliver the vaccines to each nursing home and administer shots.
Fearing another grim wave of nursing home deaths as COVID-19 cases rebound, President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his administration will provide $5 billion to help facilities counter the virus.
The report finds a lack of coordination among government agencies hindered access to coronavirus testing and protective equipment, among other problems.
Nursing home residents account for nearly 1 in 10 of all the coronavirus cases in the United States and more than a quarter of the deaths, according to an Associated Press analysis.
The deaths represent a tiny slice of the population that represents a shockingly high proportion of Americans who have perished in the pandemic.
Preliminary research indicates the numbers of nursing home residents testing positive for the coronavirus and dying from COVID-19 are linked to location and population density — not care quality ratings.