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Retailers, pharmacies to make free N95 masks available
As part of the Biden administration’s effort to distribute 400 million free N95 masks, retail pharmacies participating in the program include Hy-Vee, Meijer, CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens and Kroger.
NACDS issues statement regarding OTC COVID-19 tests at retail pharmacies
NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson advises consumers on how pharmacies and their teams are working to help maximize the success of the upcoming COVID-19 OTC test program.
Walgreens intros COVID-19 Index tracking activity by state
Data captured in the Walgreens COVID-19 Index tracks existing and emerging variants.
Federal government to provide free masks, COVID-19 tests
The federal government is providing 400 million N95 masks and at-home COVID-19 tests for free.
Biden administration to distribute free masks, purchase additional 500M COVID-19 tests
The Biden administration will purchase an additional 500 million COVID-19 tests on top of the 500 million tests previously announced.
Kroger Health named recipient of APhA Immunization Champion Award
The award recognizes individuals and organizations making extraordinary contributions toward improved vaccination rates within their communities.
NACDS highlights members’ role during COVID-19 pandemic in U.S. Chamber of Commerce report
NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson noted that pharmacies have proven themselves again throughout the pandemic as the face of neighborhood health care every step of the way.
Kroger Health reaches COVID-19 vaccination milestone
Kroger Health has administered its 10 millionth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
FDA shortens interval for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster can be given five months after completion of a primary series of the vaccine to individuals aged 18 years old and older.
Publix Pharmacy offering pediatric COVID-19 boosters
Publix Pharmacy will administer booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible individuals aged 12 years old and older as early as five months after the last dose of their primary vaccine series.
CDC recommends COVID-19 booster for adolescents aged 12 to 17 years old
The CDC now recommends that adolescents aged 12 to 17 years old should receive a booster shot five months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series.
CDC shortens interval for Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster
People can now receive an mRNA booster shot five months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
FDA grants EU authorization for Clinitest Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test
The at-home test from Siemens Healthineers provides another option for testing as more consumers seek early detection.
FDA expected to expand COVID-19 booster eligibility for children ages 12 to 15
Approval of a COVID-19 booster for children ages 12 to 15 could come in the days to weeks ahead.