COVID-19 vaccines

Rite Aid offers free COVID-19 tests to Medicare beneficiaries

Rite Aid offers free COVID-19 tests to Medicare beneficiaries

PHILADELPHIA — Beginning Monday, people with Medicare Part B can visit any Rite Aid  location and receive up to eight over-the-counter COVID-19 tests every month at no cost. Heyward Donigan As part of the Medicare COVID-19 Over-the-Counter Test Initiative, people covered by Medicare Part B can bring their red, white, and blue Medicare card to any

Albertsons Cos. teams with CDC to make COVID-19 vaccines available to children

Albertsons Cos. teams with CDC to make COVID-19 vaccines available to children

BOISE, Idaho – Albertsons Cos., in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is pledging to support the nationwide effort to vaccinate children for COVID-19 through school clinics, following the FDA recommendation of Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5 to 11-years-old, the company said Thursday. As one

Meijer offers vaccine incentives for college students

Meijer offers vaccine incentives for college students

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — As an increasing number of colleges and universities set COVID-19 vaccination mandates for their students, faculty and staff for the fall semester, Meijer announced Monday that it will provide college students with a $10 coupon off any purchase when they complete the vaccination process at a Meijer store. “Returning to campus is a

Albertsons Cos. offering walk-in vaccines

Albertsons Cos. offering walk-in vaccines

BOISE, Idaho — COVID-19 vaccines are now available on a walk-in basis at Albertsons Cos. pharmacies nationwide, the company announced Tuesday. Albertsons Cos. has pharmacies at its Safeway, Vons, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Acme, Shaw’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Market Street, Haggen and Carrs chains. “We are committed to offering convenient and easy to access vaccination

NACDS ad focuses on vaccine equity, confidence

NACDS ad focuses on vaccine equity, confidence

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has released new video ads urging Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The ads, released in English and in Spanish, emphasized pharmacies’ unique ability to fairly and efficiently turn vaccine doses into vaccination appointments. The 30-second ad – “It’s Time” – promotes COVID-19 vaccines as

Walgreens and Uber team up

Walgreens and Uber team up

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Uber have entered into an agreement to help drive equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines among underserved communities. Uber and Walgreens said they will combine their expertise to address common barriers to health equity including education, access and technology. “By combining Walgreens deep experience in community care with Uber’s transportation technology and

Hy-Vee a partner in federal vaccination program

Hy-Vee a partner in federal vaccination program

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced its Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination partners on Tuesday, and Hy-Vee has been named a national partner in both Iowa and South Dakota. The program is a collaboration between the federal government and 21 national pharmacy partners and independent pharmacy networks