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COVID-19 vaccines

ShopRite joins partnership to distribute COVID-19 vaccine

ShopRite joins partnership to distribute COVID-19 vaccine

KEASBEY, N.J. – ShopRite  has joined a partnership with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure Americans have access to the COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available.  The Pharmacy Partnership Strategy for COVID-19 Vaccination Program will provide COVID-19 vaccine coverage to pharmacies across the United States,

CVS Health begins administering COVID-19 vaccines in long-term care facilities

CVS Health begins administering COVID-19 vaccines in long-term care facilities

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has formally launched its COVID-19 vaccination program for long-term care facilities, whose residents have been disproportionality impacted by the pandemic. CVS Pharmacy teams will administer the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in facilities across 12 states this week, and the company expects to vaccinate up to four million residents

FDA authorizes emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine

FDA authorizes emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, kicking off a massive effort to initially deliver nearly 3 million doses of the vaccine to more than 600 sites nationwide. The approval comes just a day after the FDA’s advisory panel voted 17-4 in favor of approving the vaccine. “The

Hy-Vee to hire 1,000 pharmacy technicians

Hy-Vee to hire 1,000 pharmacy technicians

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced on Friday it is seeking to hire 1,000 pharmacy technicians across its eight-state region. The company is increasing its pharmacy workforce as it continues to expand its COVID-19 testing services and prepares for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Hy-Vee is hiring both full- and part-time licensed

Polar Leasing’s rental refrigerated and freezer units offer ideal storage solutions for new COVID-19 vaccines

Polar Leasing’s rental refrigerated and freezer units offer ideal storage solutions for new COVID-19 vaccines

FORT WAYNE, Ind. —  As the federal government finalizes plans to deploy and track new COVID-19 vaccines, Polar Leasing is prepared to satisfy the demand for its expanded line of walk-in refrigerated and freezer storage units to safely store vaccines at facilities around the country. “We developed a detailed logistical plan to support effective vaccine

NACDS issues statement on HHS COVID-19 vaccination announcement

NACDS issues statement on HHS COVID-19 vaccination announcement

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS President and CEO Steven Anderson issued the following statement, upon the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement about national and regional chain pharmacies’ and independent pharmacies’ role in increasing access to future COVID-19 vaccinations:  “This announcement reflects continued progress to put the trust, accessibility and professionalism of pharmacies and pharmacists to work for the American people – including the traditionally underserved

Administration partners with chains, independent pharmacies to distribute future COVID-19 vaccines

Administration partners with chains, independent pharmacies to distribute future COVID-19 vaccines

WASHINGTON — To maximize access to COVID-19 vaccines for all Americans, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the U.S. government’s partnerships with large chain pharmacies and networks that represent independent pharmacies and regional chains. Through the partnership with pharmacy chains, this program covers approximately 60% of pharmacies throughout the 50

AmerisourceBergen reaches agreement with CDC to support independent retail pharmacies’ access to COVID-19 vaccine

AmerisourceBergen reaches agreement with CDC to support independent retail pharmacies’ access to COVID-19 vaccine

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen has reached an agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to include Good Neighbor Pharmacy and Elevate Provider Network members in the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Strategy for COVID-19 Vaccination. To support access, AmerisourceBergen will serve as a network administrator and place orders with the CDC on

NCPA statement on administration’s interim COVID-19 immunization plan

NCPA statement on administration’s interim COVID-19 immunization plan

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Community Pharmacists Association issued the following statement from CEO B. Douglas Hoey in reaction to the interim coronavirus vaccine immunization plan announced today by the Trump administration: “We’re pleased that this plan acknowledges and looks to utilize the essential nature of community pharmacies when rolling out coronavirus vaccine administration plans. Millions