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COVID-19 vaccines

HDA’s Chip Davis: Distributors are “answering the call” in response to COVID-19

HDA’s Chip Davis: Distributors are “answering the call” in response to COVID-19

ARLINGTON, Va. — During one of the most ambitious immunization campaigns in our history, HDA president and CEO Chip Davis reinforced the distribution industry’s commitment to “answering the call” when assisting the federal, state and local governments as part of a nationwide vaccination push. Today, Davis joined several other leading industry and public health experts

Second round of COVID-19 vaccines heading to select Georgia Publix pharmacies

Second round of COVID-19 vaccines heading to select Georgia Publix pharmacies

LAKELAND, Fla.  — The state of Georgia has selected 139 Publix pharmacies to receive doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. While the total number of Georgia pharmacy locations is growing, not all of the previously announced 108 pharmacies will receive additional vaccines at this time. However, those pharmacies might receive more vaccines in the future.

Independent pharmacies can be a shot in the arm for state vaccine programs

Independent pharmacies can be a shot in the arm for state vaccine programs

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — With many states struggling to immunize senior citizens and other vulnerable populations against COVID-19, two leading pharmacy groups today called on the nation’s governors to enlist independent long-term care pharmacies that know their communities best and can swing into action quickly. “Independent long-term care pharmacists have the experience, specialized knowledge, and, most

CVS Health completes first round of COVID-19 vaccine doses at skilled nursing facilities

CVS Health completes first round of COVID-19 vaccine doses at skilled nursing facilities

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced it has administered the first round of COVID-19 vaccine doses to nearly 8,000 skilled nursing facilities across the country, delivering on goals established early in the process and communicated to participating states and jurisdictions months ago.  Administration of second doses is well underway and expected to be complete within

Merck discontinues development of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccine candidates

Merck discontinues development of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccine candidates

KENILWORTH, N.J. — Merck is discontinuing development of its SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccine candidates, V590 and V591, and plans to focus its SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 research strategy and production capabilities on advancing two therapeutic candidates, MK-4482 and MK-7110. This decision follows Merck’s review of findings from Phase 1 clinical studies for the vaccines. In these studies, both V590 and

CVS, Walgreens to begin distributing COVID vaccines to eligible residents in Massachusetts

CVS, Walgreens to begin distributing COVID vaccines to eligible residents in Massachusetts

BOSTON  — The state of Massachusetts is teaming with CVS Health and Walgreens to distribute the COVID vaccine, starting with eligible Phase One residents. The Baker-Polito Administration announced that beginning this week, at least 15 CVS Health and Walgreens, located in areas of Massachusetts where there is currently less access to convenient vaccine sites, will

NACDS issues statement on President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 plan

NACDS issues statement on President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 plan

ARLINGTON, Va.— NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson issued the following statement following President-elect Joe Biden’s remarks today about his administration’s plans related to the COVID-19 pandemic: “Pharmacies and pharmacy teams are ‘all in’ to help all Americans overcome this pandemic and get back to what we need and what we love. It remains our top priority

Meijer pharmacies partner with State of Michigan to administer COVID-19 vaccines

Meijer pharmacies partner with State of Michigan to administer COVID-19 vaccines

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Midwest retailer Meijer has been chosen by the State of Michigan as an initial pharmacy partner to help administer COVID-19 vaccines. Meijer has 120 pharmacies throughout the State of Michigan and more than 250 pharmacies throughout its six-state footprint. The retailer is also announcing a text-based registration process for those who want to register to receive

Ralphs pharmacies provide first doses of COVID-19 vaccine to health care professionals In Southern California

Ralphs pharmacies provide first doses of COVID-19 vaccine to health care professionals In Southern California

LOS ANGELES — Ralphs, a division of The Kroger Co., has announced that it has obtained a supply of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and has begun administering vaccinations to its pharmacists and ancillary pharmacy staff as well as other health care providers at its 50 pharmacies in Los Angeles and Riverside Counties. There is no cost for the vaccinations.

CVS Health gives update on COVID-19 vaccinations in long-term care facilities

CVS Health gives update on COVID-19 vaccinations in long-term care facilities

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is now administering COVID-19 vaccines in skilled nursing facilities in 49 states, with the rollout beginning in 36 states and Washington, D.C. last week. Start dates were as follows: December 21: Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Vermont December 23: Maryland December 28: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,

Publix working with Florida Department of Health to provide COVID-19 vaccinations

Publix working with Florida Department of Health to provide COVID-19 vaccinations

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix is working with the Florida Department of Health to distribute approximately 15,000 doses of the Moderna COVID‑19 vaccine to customers ages 65 and older, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced at a press conference on Tuesday.The vaccine will initially be available at 22 stores in Florida’s Citrus, Hernando and Marion counties. “It’s

Select ShopRite pharmacies distributing COVID-19 vaccines to health care workers

Select ShopRite pharmacies distributing COVID-19 vaccines to health care workers

KEASBEY, N.J.  – ShopRite announced that 39 select pharmacies in New Jersey are set to administer COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare workers as part of its partnership with the state of New Jersey, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ShopRite pharmacies are following the

As vaccines roll out, Americans see COVID-19 testing as important partner

As vaccines roll out, Americans see COVID-19 testing as important partner

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — The development and authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine is a critical scientific milestone in our efforts to combat this pandemic. Abbott  released findings on Tuesday from a survey conducted by The Harris Poll, showing that Americans see testing as an essential partner to these new vaccines. Among the key findings: Importance