You got a vaccine. Walgreens got your data.

  • By cvbizz
  • March 4, 2021
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Walgreens is now giving out vaccines — and getting a few things in return. | Pat Greenhouse/Boston Globe via Getty Images

Retail pharmacies are now giving out Covid-19 vaccines, and some of them are using it as an opportunity to profit off your information.

I became eligible to get the coronavirus vaccine on February 15. Hoping to get an edge on the millions of other newly eligible New Yorkers I’d be competing with for an appointment, I spent a few days before the big day figuring out how and where to sign up for a vaccine between the many portals for my state, my city, health care providers, and retail pharmacies that were distributing them.

And that’s when I noticed something about Walgreens:

love to give my personal data to Walgreens in order to

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