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COVID-19 vaccines

Target will distribute COVID-19 vaccines with CVS

Target will distribute COVID-19 vaccines with CVS

MINNEAPOLIS —Target is partnering with CVS to distribute coronavirus vaccines at store locations across 17 states, the companies announced Wednesday. More than 600 CVS pharmacies within Target locations nationwide will be offering vaccinations to eligible people. “Our top priority since the onset of the pandemic: the health and safety of our team members, guests and

HDA distributors integrally engaged in national COVID-19 vaccination efforts

HDA distributors integrally engaged in national COVID-19 vaccination efforts

ARLINGTON, Va.— With the newly authorized Johnson & Johnson vaccine rolling out across the country and President Biden pledging to provide enough vaccines for every adult American by the end of May, healthcare distributors continue to play a central role in the nation’s vaccination efforts. This week, HDA and its members shared their perspective on these

Moderna and IBM plan to collaborate on COVID-19 vaccine supply chain

Moderna and IBM plan to collaborate on COVID-19 vaccine supply chain

ARMONK, N.Y. — Moderna  and IBM  announced their intentions to explore technologies, including artificial intelligence, blockchain and hybrid cloud, that could help support smarter COVID-19 vaccine management. Central to the effort will be a pilot of open, standardized, technology-enabled vaccine distribution approaches aimed to improve supply chain visibility and foster near real-time tracking of vaccine

NRF forecasts retail sales to exceed $4.33T in 2021 as vaccine rollout expands

NRF forecasts retail sales to exceed $4.33T in 2021 as vaccine rollout expands

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation today issued its annual forecast, anticipating that retail sales will grow between 6.5% and 8.2% to more than $4.33 trillion in 2021 as more individuals get vaccinated and the economy reopens. “Despite the continuing health and economic challenges COVID-19 presents, we are very optimistic that healthy consumer fundamentals, pent-up

CVS Health to administer COVID-19 vaccines at over 80 pharmacy locations

CVS Health to administer COVID-19 vaccines at over 80 pharmacy 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 today announced that it will begin to administer vaccines to eligible populations at 81 select CVS Pharmacy, CVS Pharmacy y ms, and Navarro Discount Pharmacy locations across Florida. The announcement was

White House: COVID-19 vaccine doses to pharmacies doubling

White House: COVID-19 vaccine doses to pharmacies doubling

WASHINGTON — According to published reports, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that the Biden administration will be increasing weekly shipments of COVID-19 vaccine doses to states, sending out 13.5 million this week, and doubling the amount going to retail pharmacies. As of last week, the administration was shipping out 11 million doses

NACDS hosts media briefing on pharmacies’ role in the COVID vaccination effort

NACDS hosts media briefing on pharmacies’ role in the COVID vaccination effort

ARLINGTON, Va. — Last Friday afternoon, NACDS conducted its second regular media briefing on COVID-19 vaccinations, and pharmacies’ role in the initiative. During the briefing, NACDS emphasized that pharmacies across America are prepared and have the experience to turn vaccine doses into vaccination appointments, and that the ramp-up will continue as the program is expanded

Kroger announces new vaccine payment for all associates

Kroger announces new vaccine payment for all associates

CINCINNATI —The Kroger Co.  will provide a one-time payment of $100 to all associates who receive the full manufacturer-recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition to the new vaccine payment, the company also announced an additional $50 millioninvestment to thank and reward associates across its 35-state footprint, including a $100 store credit and 1,000 fuel points for hourly

Southeastern Grocers readies for vaccines in Florida

Southeastern Grocers readies for vaccines in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Southeastern Grocers Inc. is getting ready to administer about 8,100 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines throughout the state of Florida. SEG will begin to administer the free Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, February 11, to eligible recipients in select Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Más and Harveys Supermarket locations The grocer will initially offer the free

GSK and CureVac to develop next generation mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

GSK and CureVac to develop next generation mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

NEW YORK— GlaxoSmithKline and CureVac N.V have announced a new €150m collaboration, building on their existing relationship, to jointly develop next generation mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 with the potential for a multi-valent approach to address multiple emerging variants in one vaccine. GSK will also support the manufacture of up to 100 million doses of CureVac’s

Walgreens to expand COVID-19 vaccinations in stores

Walgreens to expand COVID-19 vaccinations in stores

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has been selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide a limited number of COVID-19 vaccinations across 15 states and jurisdictions as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Vaccinations will begin in stores Feb. 12 to eligible individuals

CVS Health expands community access to COVID-19 vaccines

CVS Health expands community access to COVID-19 vaccines

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Beginning Thursday, February 11, CVS Health will start to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible populations at a limited number of CVS Pharmacy locations across 11 states. Supply for the initial rollout, which is sourced directly from the federal government through the pharmacy partnership program, will be approximately 250,000 total doses. As more

“Here, ready and efficient,” Fruth gets COVID shots to arms

“Here, ready and efficient,” Fruth gets COVID shots to arms

(Editor’s note: The following article appeared on the NACDS website.) POINT PLEASANT, W. Va — To embark on an inspirational hour, ask Lynne Fruth about West Virginia’s success in getting COVID-19 vaccines to patients’ arms. The Fruth Pharmacy president will beam with stories of pharmacists’ personal commitment, the senior team’s hands-on approach, the regional chain’s

FMI asks CDC-ACIP to improve allocation and consistency of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

FMI asks CDC-ACIP to improve allocation and consistency of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

ARLINGTON, Va. – FMI – The Food Industry Association participated on Wednesday in a virtual, public meeting hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding the distribution and administration of the COVID-19 vaccines. FMI director of Food and Health Policy, Peter Matz, offered, in part, the following