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Pfizer, BioNTech Phase 2/3 trial data show COVID-19 vaccine is safe in 5 to 11 year olds
The companies plan to submit these data to the Food and Drug Administration, European Medicines Agency and other regulatory agencies around the world as soon as possible.
CVS Health looks to add 25K employees with 1-day virtual career event
Available positions are for full-time, part-time, and temporary licensed pharmacists; trained pharmacy technicians; and nurses at CVS Pharmacy store locations.
Walgreens offering new round of employee bonuses, rewards
The retailer is awarding new bonuses and rewards for pharmacy teams, as well as offering employees an incentive of $200 in myWalgreens cash to those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Hy-Vee intros pharmacy technician apprenticeship, seeks to hire 2K pharmacy techs
The apprenticeship is free for all Hy-Vee pharmacy technicians and can be completed in as few as eight months, depending on state requirements, while working at its pharmacy.
FDA advisory committee rejects Pfizer COVID booster outside of high-risk groups
FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee rejected Pfizer's application to add a third booster shot to its two-dose coronavirus vaccine for patients age 16 years old and older.
Pfizer will seek FDA emergency use for its COVID-19 vaccine in younger children
Former FDA commissioner and Pfizer board member Scott Gottlieb said that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine could be available to children aged 5 to 11 years old by Halloween.
Rite Aid, Clear partner to provide digital vaccine cards
With Clear, patients can link their digital vaccine card to Clear’s Health Pass screening solution, which is used by organizations to verify vaccination status.
Amber Specialty Pharmacy, Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions to administer Regeneron monoclonal antibody treatment
Amber Specialty Pharmacy and Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions have 21 locations in the United States and Puerto Rico that are licensed to administer Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody treatment.
Walgreens mobile clinic brings vaccines to HBCUs
Walgreens has been focusing its vaccine equity initiative on addressing vaccine hesitancy and removing barriers to immunization access in rural and medically underserved communities.
FDA to weigh Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster application
The virtual meeting of its Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee will take place Sept. 17.
AMA, APhA and AHSP: Stop using ivermectin to treat, prevent COVID-19 outside of clinical trials
The three organizations issued a statement saying they oppose ordering, prescribing and dispensing ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19 outside the context of a clinical trial.
CVS Health puts purchase cap on OTC COVID tests as demand surges
CVS Health this week is reportedly started limiting purchases of rapid, OTC COVID-19 tests, with a maximum of six packages online and four in pharmacies, as demand spreads due to the Delta variant.
Rite Aid kicks off back-to-school COVID-19 testing program in New York State
As students prepare to return to the classroom, Rite Aid is working with the Department of Health and Human Services, New York State and BioReference Labs to provide free COVID-19 testing to them.
NACDS reminds Americans to get COVID-19 vaccines, flu shots
As the nation continues to combat the COVID-19 virus and emerging variants, it remains more important than ever for Americans to stay current with vaccinations and other critical health-and-wellness needs, the organization said.