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News and information on immunization services and trends in retail pharmacies.

Pharmacy orgs commend Biden’s COVID-19 plan to activate pharmacies

President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to fully activate the pharmacies across this country to get the vaccinations into more arms as quickly as possible is garnering praise from industry organizations.

NACDS debuts ad touting pharmacies’ role in providing COVID-19 vaccinations

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ new campaign carries the message that pharmacies can meet the demand for 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations in one month when such supply is available.

Hy-Vee storefront.

Hy-Vee customers who take COVID-19 antibody testing at more than 250 of its pharmacy locations will receive results in 15 minutes.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said that retail pharmacies can meet the demand for 100 million COVID-19 vaccines in one month.

Healthcare worker giving vaccine.

The National Community Pharmacists Association is urging state and local health departments to enlist the community pharmacies in their jurisdictions to administer COVID-19 vaccinations.

A healthcare worker putting on gloves.

CVS Health and Walgreens said they expect to complete the administration of COVID-19 vaccines in skilled long-term care facilities nationwide by Jan. 25.

Kinney Drugs exterior.

All New York Kinney Drugs pharmacies will receive initial doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to administer only to those age 75 years old and older.

Pharmacist at a computer.

EnlivenHealth’s CareScheduler enables hands-free scheduling, vaccine registry reporting and patient outreach for the administration of vaccines and other point-of-care services.

Giant Food pharmacies near the nation’s capital have begun offering healthcare workers who work in senior group-home settings an initial supply of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine at its stores.

Pharmacist preparing a vaccine.

Former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb is appearing on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and in the pages of The Wall Street Journal to urge the government to use pharmacies to speed up COVID-19 vaccine delivery.

The nearly 100 recipients were administered Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, and Hy-Vee said that it would return in 28 days to administer the second dose. 

Kroger Health said that it would be administering its first vaccine doses to healthcare workers in Juneau and Anchorage, Alaska in partnership with the state's government.

CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo took to CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to outline the company’s plans for administering COVID-19 vaccines.

Rite Aid, DSN's 2020 Pharmacy Innovator of the Year, has made immunizations a cornerstone of its pharmacy approach. From flu shots to forthcoming COVID-19 vaccines, read how the company is positioning its pharmacists as a resource.

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