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

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NACDS flu ads to air during presidential debate week in Washington, D.C.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ flu vaccine message will air in Washington, D.C., on presidential debate day and debate reaction day.

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Health officials prepare to distribute COVID-19 vaccine within 24 hours of FDA nod

The administration plans to use McKesson as its main distributor for a COVID-19 vaccine, which will be transported to distribution sites within 24 hours after the FDA grants an EU or approval.

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Pfizer said it expects to know by the end of October if its COVID-19 vaccine works, although it isn't known if Americans will receive it before 2021.

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a guidance that will enable pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 vaccinations to patients age 3 years old and older.

More than 4,000 community pharmacies are immunizing this year.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores will be highly visible at the National Conference of State Legislatures Base Camp 2020, a new online experience that takes place from Sept. 15 to 17.

Walmart has launched flu shot availability for the coming season, accompanied by a new scheduling system and a focus on making the vaccine accessible for employees. 

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The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is teaming up with the Howard University College of Pharmacy and United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to create awareness about flu vaccines among communities subject to healthcare disparities.

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The National Community Pharmacists Association’s CEO, Doug Hoey, has been enlisted to work on Operation Warp Speed's efforts to get a COVID-19 vaccine in record time.

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Albertsons’ children-focused immunization push is aimed at filling a gap in child wellness services created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The American Pharmacists Association and 12 pharmacy organizations are urging the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine to give pharmacists tier 1 priority status in the allocation and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

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The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is spreading awareness on the importance of flu vaccinations in video ads and satellite media tours.

CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic are offering this season's flu shot, with demand expected to be high.

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A survey by the National Community Pharmacists Association found that 86% of community pharmacists plan to offer the COVID-19 vaccines when they hit the marketplace.

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