Cvs is Going to Stop a Covid-19 Vaccine in the Majority of Their Locations
CVS’s COVID-19 campaign has been a decisive success, with the company distributing more than 10 million doses of the vaccine across 44 U.S. States in just five months. Now they’re going to make it even easier for people who can’t get them through their local CVS pharmacy or doctor by shipping out free vaccines directly from headquarters nationwide.
CVS has made significant progress since its launch in December as one of our country’s leading health care providers and retailers, working tirelessly to vaccinate those most at risk against this terrible virus: seniors living in long-term care facilities; nurses and doctors on medical missions abroad; children under two years old when they were first available back home here in America (where there are expected side effects);
CVS Health has announced that they will no longer carry Johnson and Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in most locations. Luckily, customers can still get the once sought-after drug at almost 1,000 CVS MinuteClinic locations across 25 states and Washington, D.C., CNBC reported on August 4th.
CVS Pharmacy is getting rid of popular Johnsons & Johnsons’ Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine in many stores around America, according to a recent report by CNBC first published last week, August 4th, 2018. The store, which sells over 100 Million Prescriptions every year, says its primary focus, for now, remains on providing immunizations with vaccines from Sanofi Pasteur and GlaxoSmithKline.
A spokeswoman for CVS told CNBC that the decision to remove COVID-19 was based on several factors, including “supply chain capabilities,” logistics staffing, and their overall ability to deliver those vaccines. Still, customers were so upset after hearing about this news as some of them started tweeting about posting bad reviews on the CVS Pharmacy website and contacting their company headquarters.
CVS has more locations than any other store globally, so you might be surprised to learn that they can’t have a flu shot available at every site.
CVS stores are found everywhere, and many people like this convenience because they can quickly get anything from aspirin or cough syrup up through prescriptions without ever having to leave their neighborhood. This also means that CVS often competes with big box stores such as Target, Walmart, Costco, and others by offering lower prices on everything from groceries (they sell fresh produce) to cosmetics. However, there are no offers when shopping here—there can still be shortages sometimes too!
In addition to their already great selection of medicines, CVS is now adding vaccines for the flu. With a variety of options and locations available across America, you can get your vaccination at any time without having to worry about whether or not there will be enough supply!
CVS has been on top of medicine in recent years. Still, they have just announced that next year when it comes around again, they’ll also be providing vaccinations against influenza, which are necessary this upcoming season. The retailer’s spokesman Mike DeAngelis said, “All CVS retail locations will continue to offer either Moderna or Pfizer vaccine,” telling us that making this change had started “several weeks ago.”
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is different from others because it can protect against COVID-19 with just one dose.
The company has been struggling to keep up with demand, but they are committed to its customers’ safety and promise that production will continue as soon as possible.
The FDA and CDC recommend a 10-day pause on Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine due to rare but severe blood clotting events post-vaccination.
Researchers have warned that a disease epidemic is inevitable, but the public seems ambivalent about this reality. A scientist who has served on advisory panels for both FDA and CDC said, “I think the public hears that a vaccine can take off-market for some time and just hard get past the scarlet letter.”