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Dr. Kevin Ban

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.

Walgreens names new chief medical officer

Walgreens names new chief medical officer

DEERFIELD, Ill.  – Walgreens announced Monday that Dr. Kevin Ban has become its new Chief Medical Officer (CMO). In his role as CMO, Dr. Ban is assuming leadership of the Walgreens clinical office, overseeing the development of enterprise clinical programs and clinical analytics and directing provision of care, clinical outcomes, patient safety and healthcare information