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Meijer advocates early flu shots

Meijer advocates early flu shots

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer pharmacists are urging patients to get their flu shots early this year. “We know many people are tired of hearing about vaccines right now,” said Jackie Morse, Meijer vice president of pharmacy. “However, COVID-19 is still a real concern and if people come down with the seasonal flu on top

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

Hy-Vee to offer vaccines at Iowa State Fair

Hy-Vee to offer vaccines at Iowa State Fair

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. will host COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Iowa State Fair next month, the retailer said Monday. Flu vaccines will also be offered pending availability. The vaccination clinics will be held daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 12 through Sunday, Aug. 22. There is no appointment necessary to

Walmart ramps up COVID-19 vaccinations

Walmart ramps up COVID-19 vaccinations

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is expanding its vaccination efforts, offering shots at a growing number of stores as well as through clinics aimed at underserved communities, educators and its own associates. “As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout ramps up and vaccine eligibility widens, Walmart is administering vaccines in more than 3,800 stores and clubs across 48

CVS passes 10 million COVID-19 vaccine mark

CVS passes 10 million COVID-19 vaccine mark

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has surpassed 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered through its participation in the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program and Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, the company said Thursday. It is now administering vaccines in nearly 2,000 stores across 44 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., with the pace of vaccinations expected

Meijer partners with Michigan to administer vaccines

Meijer partners with Michigan to administer vaccines

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Midwest retailer Meijer has been chosen by Michigan as an initial pharmacy partner to help administer COVID-19 vaccines. Meijer has 120 pharmacies throughout the state and more than 250 pharmacies throughout its six-state footprint. The retailer also announced a text-based registration process for those who want to register to receive the

Retail pharmacies get ready for COVID-19 vaccine

Retail pharmacies get ready for COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON — When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, retail pharmacies will play a critical role in getting it to American consumers. On Friday the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a partnership with large chain pharmacies and networks that represent independent pharmacies and regional chains. The program, which covers about 60% of