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Dr. Kevin Ban

Walgreens and Tripadvisor team on travel advice

Walgreens and Tripadvisor team on travel advice

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens announced Wednesday a partnership with Tripadvisor to promote and encourage safe and responsible travel during spring break and school vacations in the United States. By leveraging Tripadvisor’s first-party data and massive reach among high-intent travelers, Walgreens will promote travelers’ ability to easily access one of thousands of locations across the U.S

Walgreens kicks off 12th Annual Expressions Challenge

Walgreens kicks off 12th Annual Expressions Challenge

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is inviting high school students across the nation to make their submissions for the 12th Annual Expressions by Walgreens competition. The contest awards monetary prizes in three categories including visual arts, video production, and spoken word, to empower teens to use art to voice their opinions on issues of importance to

Walgreens encourages high school students to express themselves

Walgreens encourages high school students to express themselves

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens invites high school students across the nation to make their submissions for the 12th Annual Expressions by Walgreens competition. The contest awards monetary prizes in three categories including visual arts, video production, and spoken word, to empower teens to use art to voice their opinions on issues of importance to them. “Walgreens

Walgreens launches COVID-19 Index

Walgreens launches COVID-19 Index

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens has introduced the Walgreens COVID-19 Index, a new interactive tracking tool. Powered by testing data from Aegis Sciences Corp., it is among the first to uniquely identify the spread of current and emerging variants in near real-time. New data from the Walgreens COVID-19 Index shows more than 95% of all positive COVID-19

Walgreens now providing all COVID-19 boosters for individuals 18 and up

Walgreens now providing all COVID-19 boosters for individuals 18 and up

DEERFIELD, Ill.  — Walgreens announced on Friday that all individuals over the age of 18 can now receive a Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster in stores nationwide. This follows the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent decision to expand Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer and Moderna booster vaccines to all individuals

Walgreens now offering flu shots nationwide

Walgreens now offering flu shots nationwide

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens announced on Tuesday that it now offering flu shots for everyone ages 3 and up by walk-in or appointment at more than 9,000 store locations nationwide to help protect communities from vaccine-preventable illnesses such as influenza. This year’s flu season coincides with the return to many in-person school, work, travel and

Walgreens now administering third dose of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Walgreens now administering third dose of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

DEERFIELD, Ill.– Walgreens is now administering an additional dose of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to certain immunocompromised individuals, following Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization and new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Individuals recommended for additional vaccination include those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised including people

Walgreens Event: The Road Toward Vaccine Equity

Walgreens Event: The Road Toward Vaccine Equity

  DEERFIELD, Ill.— The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of equitable access to care. While the issue is by no means new, the pandemic has exposed very real cracks in our healthcare system that often leave some of our most vulnerable populations behind. Black and Latinx Americans in particular have been hit hardest by

COVID-19 vaccines could be available to general public at pharmacies by the spring

COVID-19 vaccines could be available to general public at pharmacies by the spring

WASHINGTON — Representatives from both Walgreens and CVS Health predicted the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to the general public during the spring, and patients will  be able to make appointments to get the shots at their neighborhood pharmacies. “My view on this is that I think that the best and easiest place for people

Walgreens Live: How Walgreens will administer the first COVID-19 vaccine

Walgreens Live: How Walgreens will administer the first COVID-19 vaccine

DEERFIELD, Ill. — As the country awaits a COVID-19 vaccine, experts from Walgreens and PharMerica convened on Friday afternoon for a LinkedIn Live event to share updates on vaccine administration. Rick Gates, senior vice president – Pharmacy and Healthcare at Walgreens served as the moderator of a panel that consisted of Dr. Kevin Ban, chief

Walgreens rolls out Flu Index for the 2020-2021 flu season

Walgreens rolls out Flu Index for the 2020-2021 flu season

DEERFIELD, Ill. – During National Influenza Vaccination Week, Walgreens has launched the Walgreens Flu Index for the 2020-2021 season to help communities track flu activity in their area and serve as a reminder to get vaccinated against the flu. With COVID-19 cases continuing to surge across the country, health experts are encouraging flu shots to

Flu shots now available at all Walgreens pharmacies

Flu shots now available at all Walgreens pharmacies

DEERFIELD, Ill. — With the upcoming flu season expected to coincide with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Walgreens is now offering flu shots daily at all of its nearly 9,100 pharmacies with additional safety measures in place. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging everyone over 6 months of age to get a

Walgreens resumes immunization services with new safety measures

Walgreens resumes immunization services with new safety measures

DEERFIELD, Ill.– Walgreens announced on Monday  the company is resuming immunization services with additional safety measures in place for pharmacy team members and patients. The changes follow recently updated U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and come ahead of flu season, which health officials warn may coincide with a second wave of COVID-19.