MANHASSET, N.Y. — In her 35 years as a pharmacist, Helen Maser has never experienced times as challenging as these — or as rewarding. When the coronavirus began spreading in March 2020, and as it became clear that it was a full-blown pandemic, pharmacists like Maser kicked into high gear and demonstrated why they are
TYSONS CORNER, Va. – Today, the Get the Medications Right (GTMRx) Institute launched a national task force to identify and address the reasons why 45% of Americans don’t feel confident about vaccination against COVID-19. The GTMRx National Task Force: Building Vaccine Confidence in the Medical Neighborhood is designed to forge partnerships with trusted members of the medical “neighborhood” —
SEATTLE – Recognizing the frustration people have over the logistical challenges related to obtaining the life-saving COVID-19 vaccine, Pharmapod, a leading global learning health system provider, has stepped up to help streamline the rollout. Pharmapod has developed the Clinical Services app cloud-based solution to simplify every step of the vaccine rollout resulting in faster uptake
NEW YORK — With a flicker of light at the end of what has been a very dark and long tunnel, the country can begin returning to normalcy in a few months so long as we keep swinging at and hitting the right targets, according to chief COVID adviser to the White House Dr. Anthony
WASHINGTON — More than 9 in 10 pharmacists said they plan to or have been vaccinated against COVID-19, in a survey conducted last week by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Of these, 51% said they had received one dose, 10% had received two doses, and 31% planned to get it as soon as it is
NEW YORK — Scientists have cleared the first hurdle in developing a COVID-19 vaccine. Now the task at hand is getting the vaccine distributed so health care workers can start sticking it into the arms of Americans and to the virus that has disrupted all walks of life for nearly a year. And while rolling
EAST WINDSOR, N.J.— Aurobindo Pharma Limited and COVAXX, a U.S.-based company, have entered into an Exclusive License Agreement to develop, commercialize and manufacture UB-612, the first Multitope Peptide-based Vaccine to fight COVID-19, for India and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) agency. COVAXX is currently conducting a Phase 1 clinical trial for the vaccine candidate.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has begun administering its first COVID-19 vaccines to health care workers in the state of New Mexico. The retail giant said the recently approved Moderna vaccine was given to pharmacists at select Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs. The company is in discussions with other states to support their vaccine administration efforts.
CINCINNATI — Kroger Health, the health care division of The Kroger Co. said it will provide the COVID-19 vaccine nationwide across its 2,200 pharmacies and 220 clinics, partnering with the federal government and state health departments to administer the vaccine in accordance with the rollout plan. “Kroger Health is a COVID-19 response leader that has
GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. — After long-awaited completion of clinical trials, engineering of complex distribution channels, and alignment of critical resources, the nation is distributing an effective COVID-19 vaccine capable of producing positive outcomes for recipients and stemming the continued transmission of this deadly virus. HealthDirect Pharmacy Services, a provider of pharmaceutical services, will be vaccinating residents
DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens has begun administering Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to residents and staff at long-term care facilities in a monumental first in the company’s 119-year history. Pharmacists are providing the vaccinations at nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Ohio, Connecticut and Florida as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
WASHINGTON — Representatives from both Walgreens and CVS Health predicted the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to the general public during the spring, and patients will be able to make appointments to get the shots at their neighborhood pharmacies. “My view on this is that I think that the best and easiest place for people
DETROIT — As a part of McLaren Health Care (McLaren), the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute began the process of immunizing its health care workers against COVID-19 today. “Our health care heroes have been courageously battling each wave of this virus for nearly a year,” said Dr. Justin Klamerus, president, Karmanos Cancer Hospital and Network.
NEW YORK — Most people in the U.S. will probably have to wait until early spring before coronavirus vaccines become available at local pharmacies and grocery stores across the country, according to Walgreens and CVS Health representatives. “Over the next couple of months we anticipate that we’ll be able to have it in our stores