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COVID-19

Hy-Vee offers pediatric COVID-19 boosters

Hy-Vee offers pediatric COVID-19 boosters

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced Friday that free Pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster doses are now available by appointment only at select Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations for 5- to 11-year-olds at least 5 months after their second dose. Moderately to severely immunocompromised pediatric patients may also receive a booster dose at least 3 months after their

Walmart report details COVID-19 response

Walmart report details COVID-19 response

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has released its COVID-19 One-Year Vaccine report  outlining its all-hands-on-deck approach to fighting the pandemic and keeping communities safe and healthy. Dr. Cheryl Pegus “The past year has been incredibly challenging for all Americans, and we’re proud to have done our part help fight the pandemic and keep our communities’ self and healthy,”

Tech innovation has a broader reach

The Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA’s) big event, CES, returned to Las Vegas this month after COVID-19 forced an all-digital show last year. The embrace of the in-person event — CES 2022 drew about 2,300 exhibiting companies — in the face of a lingering pandemic may suggest that there are limits to the kinds of human

NRF lauds Supreme Court decision on vaccine mandates

NRF lauds Supreme Court decision on vaccine mandates

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation lauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to block the Biden administration’s rule that would have imposed COVID-19 vaccine-or-test requirements for employees at most large companies. By a 6-3 vote, the Justices reimposed a stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s COVID-19 employer-based vaccination and testing Emergency Temporary Standard, blocking

NRF economist expects another year of uncertainty

NRF economist expects another year of uncertainty

WASHINGTON – The COVID-19 omicron variant will bring uncertainty to the economy in 2022 and could contribute to inflation, but is unlikely to cause widespread shutdowns or slowdowns, National Retail Federation chief economist Jack Kleinhenz said on Wednesday. “Even with the experience of the past two years, there is no model that can predict how

Walmart, Sam’s Club pharmacies to dispense COVID meds

Walmart, Sam’s Club pharmacies to dispense COVID meds

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Select Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies are ready to receive and dispense the FDA authorized COVID-19 antiviral medications Paxlovid and Molnupiravir as supplies allow. The medication will only be available at certain Walmart and Sam’s Club locations in a limited number of states until more supply is available. The medication is only

NACDS: Pharmacists may be able to treat COVID

NACDS: Pharmacists may be able to treat COVID

ARLINGTON, Va. — Pharmacists may be able to “initiate treatment” of COVID-19 with pills like molnupiravir if the medications get emergency use authorization (EUA), an official with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores said Wednesday. Sara Roszak “The story isn’t over,” Sara Roszak, NACDS’ senior vice president of health and wellness strategy and policy,

Retail groups applaud vaccine mandate stay

Retail groups applaud vaccine mandate stay

ARLINGTON, Va. – Retail groups applauded a court ruling blocking enforcement of the Biden Administration’s mandate that employers require workers to get vaccinated for COVID-19, or adopt a policy requiring employees to choose to either be vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 testing and wear a face covering at work. The National Retail Federation and FMI

Rite Aid teams with CLEAR to offer digital vaccine card

Rite Aid teams with CLEAR to offer digital vaccine card

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is partnering with CLEAR, the secure identity company, to offer customers the ability to access and share their proof of COVID-19 vaccination with CLEAR’s digital vaccine card and Health Pass. Customers vaccinated at any Rite Aid location can supplement their paper vaccination card with a verified digital version accessible on

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