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COVID-19 vaccine

GTMRx Institute builds vaccine confidence

GTMRx Institute builds vaccine confidence

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” —

Irish company develops cloud-based app aimed to accelerate global COVID-19 vaccination process

Irish company develops cloud-based app aimed to accelerate global COVID-19 vaccination process

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

APhA survey finds vast majority of pharmacists plan to or have been vaccinated against COVID-19

APhA survey finds vast majority of pharmacists plan to or have been vaccinated against COVID-19

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

Aurobindo Pharma and COVAXX sign an exclusive agreement to develop and commercialize COVID-19 vaccine UB-612 for India and UNICEF

Aurobindo Pharma and COVAXX sign an exclusive agreement to develop and commercialize COVID-19 vaccine UB-612 for India and UNICEF

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.

Walmart begins administering its first COVID-19 vaccines to health care workers in New Mexico

Walmart begins administering its first COVID-19 vaccines to health care workers in New Mexico

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.

Kroger Health to provide COVID-19 vaccine nationwide

Kroger Health to provide COVID-19 vaccine nationwide

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

HealthDirect Pharmacy Services providing COVID-19 vaccines to long-term care and congregate client-communities

HealthDirect Pharmacy Services providing COVID-19 vaccines to long-term care and congregate client-communities

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

Walgreens now administering Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in long-term care facilities

Walgreens now administering Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in long-term care facilities

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)

COVID-19 vaccines could be available to general public at pharmacies by the spring

COVID-19 vaccines could be available to general public at pharmacies by the spring

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

Karmanos Cancer Institute and McLaren Health Care receive first COVID-19 vaccines

Karmanos Cancer Institute and McLaren Health Care receive first COVID-19 vaccines

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.

CVS, Walgreens report when COVID-19 vaccine will be available in drug stores

CVS, Walgreens report when COVID-19 vaccine will be available in drug stores

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

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