COVID-19 rapid tests confirmed to be in short supply ahead of the holidays

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NATIONAL (WEHT) – Even though Biden is trying to make rapid tests more easily accessible to the public, there are shortage concerns.

Madison County Health in Illinois is confirming that they are limiting these tests to those who really need it, such as close contacts or those who are symptomatic. Meanwhile, Walgreens and CVS are also putting limits on how many at-home rapid tests can be bought.

COVID tests have become one of the holiday season’s most in-demand items. Because of this, some pharmacies are restricting the number that customers can buy. Walgreens has set a limit of 4 test kits, while CVS will allow people to buy up to 6 at one time. Both companies say the rule applies to both online and in-person sales.

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