NEW YORK — Moderna said on Wednesday that its coronavirus vaccine works in children ages 6 months to 6 years old, and that it plans to seek approval from global health regulators. The pharmaceutical company said in a statement on Wednesday that a COVID-19 vaccine study on children ages 6 months to 6 years old was successful.
CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has won the 2022 American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Immunization Champion Award. The award honors individuals and organizations making extraordinary contributions toward improved vaccination rates within their communities. The APhA Immunization Champion Award recognizes Kroger Health as being an organization that continuously advances the role of pharmacists as valued immunization administrators. It
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday paved the way for children ages 5 to 11 to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA cleared kid-size doses — just a third of the amount given to teens and adults — for emergency use, and up to 28 million more American children could be eligible
DEERFIELD, Ill. — As part of the Biden Administration’s National Month of Action, Walgreens announced that it will extend pharmacy hours of operation each Friday in June to provide those who may have limited time the additional flexibility needed to get a COVID-19 vaccine. On Friday, June 11, 18 and 25, 4,000 Walgreens pharmacy locations
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — To encourage eligible individuals to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Meijer announced on Wednesday that it will give customers a $10 coupon off any purchase when they complete the vaccination process at a Meijer store. The retailer is also offering a separate coupon for $10 off a purchase of $50 or more
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