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
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
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
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
DEERFIELD, Ill.— A new Walgreens survey conducted online in August by The Harris Poll reveals that for many, the COVID-19 pandemic has created urgency around getting this year’s flu vaccine. The study said that 72% of Americans will probably or definitely will get the flu shot this season, with 32% of all U.S. adults saying
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
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.
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