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COVID-19 vaccines

Outcomes partners to help Ohio Medicaid members get vaccinated

Outcomes partners to help Ohio Medicaid members get vaccinated

DUBLIN, Ohio — In response to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s request that business leaders help increase vaccination rates, four Ohio Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) are partnering with Outcomes to leverage the expertise and trusted status of local pharmacists for vaccine consultation and administration, particularly in underserved communities. On behalf of Buckeye Health Plan, Molina, Paramount and UnitedHealthcare, Outcomes, recently

Kinney Drugs offers COVID comfort vaccine experience for children

Kinney Drugs offers COVID comfort vaccine experience for children

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y.  – Kinney Drugs has opened COVID-19 appointments for those age 12 and up consistent with recent CDC ACIP recommendations. In addition, the 100% employee-owned company is introducing an exclusive “comfort vaccination experience” through a partnership with Pain Care Labs. Kinney’s pharmacists have been specially trained in immunization comfort techniques and take the “sting” out

Walgreens LIve: Walgreens panel tackles new COVID-19 questions

Walgreens LIve: Walgreens panel tackles new COVID-19 questions

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens leaders addressed COVID-19 tough questions during a Walgreens Live Event hosted on LinkedIn on Thursday.  On this Walgreens Live was a panel of experts including Dr. Kevin Ban chief medical officer at Walgreens, Rina Shah, group vice president, Pharmacy Operations & Services at Walgreens, Rick Gates, senior vice president – Pharmacy

Rite Aid expands COVID-19 vaccine age eligibility

Rite Aid expands COVID-19 vaccine age eligibility

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid announced it is administering COVID-19 vaccines to anyone 12 or older at all locations offering the Pfizer vaccine, following the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Guardians for individuals under 18 can now schedule appointments using the Rite Aid scheduling tool found at www.RiteAid.com/covid-19. Those

Albertsons Cos. offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccines

Albertsons Cos. offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccines

BOISE, Idaho –  COVID-19 vaccines are now available on a walk-in basis at Albertsons Cos. pharmacies nationwide, the company announced Tuesday. Albertsons has pharmacies at its Safeway, Vons, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Acme, Shaw’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Market Street, Haggen and Carrs chains. “We are committed to offering convenient and easy to access vaccination solutions

CVS to offer COVID-19 vaccines at 19 select locations in New Hampshire

CVS to offer COVID-19 vaccines at 19 select locations in New Hampshire

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — In an ongoing effort to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines and help the country move forward from the pandemic, CVS Health  announced Thursday that it will begin vaccinating eligible populations on Sunday, May 9 at 19 select CVS Pharmacy locations throughout New Hampshire. Vaccines at participating CVS Pharmacy locations in New Hampshire will be accepting walk-in

CVS providing more access to vaccines

CVS providing more access to vaccines

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday that it recently began administering COVID-19 vaccines at employer-based vaccination clinics through Return Ready, helping to increase access to vaccinations for employees following expanded eligibility to all adults in the United States and an increasing vaccine supply. With vaccine hesitancy on the rise, federal and state governments are

Upsher-Smith and Thrifty White team on vaccine clinic

Upsher-Smith and Thrifty White team on vaccine clinic

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — Last week, Upsher-Smith Laboratories offered a free on-site COVID-19 vaccination clinic at no cost to all employees and their spouses and will offer a similar second clinic four weeks later in accordance with the prescribed timing of the Moderna vaccine. The clinic is the result of a partnership between Upsher-Smith and

CVS now providing COVID-19 vaccines at more locations

CVS now providing COVID-19 vaccines at more locations

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — In an ongoing effort to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines and help the country move forward from the pandemic, CVS Health announced Monday that it will begin vaccinating eligible populations on Wednesday, April 14 at select CVS Pharmacy locations in Arkansas, Iowa, Maine and Nebraska. The new CVS Pharmacy locations continue the

Pharmacists’ confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines continues to grow

Pharmacists’ confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines continues to grow

WASHINGTON — A nationwide survey of pharmacists has found that increasing percentages of pharmacists have been administered a COVID-19 vaccine, are more comfortable addressing vaccine hesitancy with patients, and are continuing to build necessary support staff at their practice location to safely offer a COVID-19 vaccine. More than 9 in 10 pharmacists (92%) said they

Meijer expands COVID-19 vaccine administration

Meijer expands COVID-19 vaccine administration

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In an effort to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccine, Midwest retailer Meijer has now been identified by the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program as a partner to directly receive and administer doses of the vaccine in all the Midwest states it serves, recently adding Wisconsin, Illinois and Kentucky. This expansion will allow the retailer to administer

Third vaccine boosts momentum to end pandemic

Third vaccine boosts momentum to end pandemic

NEW YORK — As the country races to build up enough herd immunity to finally defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, the momentum in distributing the volume of vaccines to meet that goal got a significant boost recently with news that the Food and Drug Administration approved the Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. Retailers

CVS now offering COVID-19 vaccines in 29 states

CVS now offering COVID-19 vaccines in 29 states

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced Thursday that it has nearly doubled the number of states where select CVS Pharmacy locations are offering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible populations through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program (FRPP). The company is now administering vaccines in nearly 1,200 stores across 29 states and Puerto Rico incuding: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut,

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