Today's Date: November 27, 2021
Walmart To Participate in Both the Stephens Investment Conference and the Morgan Stanley Virtual Global Consumer & Retail Co   •   Torrid Announces Reporting Date for Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Results   •   Online store pauses sales during busiest buying days, encourages shoppers to send 5,000 care packages to children   •   Is Your Thanksgiving Stuffing Contaminated With Toxic Lead?   •   Mary Kay Inc. and the Mary Kay Ash Foundation Further Commit to the Prevention and Elimination of Global Gender-Based Violence   •   Integrity Announces Donation of $100,000 to Purchase Toys for Children's Health to Comfort Young Patients   •   Treasury Board of Canada President, Mona Fortier, tables the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2021-22   •   Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada - Importance of COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnant, Recently Pregnant and   •   Rainer Hughes kicks off with its initiative: Little Steps To nurture the stars of tomorrow   •   Guess?, Inc. Announces Participation at the Morgan Stanley Virtual Global Consumer & Retail Conference   •   Establishment Labs Announces Participation in the Stephens Annual Investment Conference   •   spermidineLIFE® Immunity+ and spermidineLIFE® Memory+ Launch in U.S.   •   Flora Growth Forms JV With Avaria Health and Beauty to Distribute Award-Winning Pain Products Across LATAM   •   Capstone CEO To Report on Smart Mirror Launch   •   Academy Awards® Accredited Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia presents Japan Cultural Expo Project: Creation of Stories A   •   Native Americans - Absent in Higher Education   •   Affordable ZTE Blade A7P Android Smartphone Arrives for the Holidays   •   Prime Minister and Premier of British Columbia announce new committee to address extreme weather and climate resilience in the p   •   Economic growth in Quebec's Indigenous communities--The Government of Canada announces the renewal of the True North Treasure an   •   Canada Post makes mail and parcel delivery more accessible to all customers
Bookmark and Share

Walgreens Now Offering Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Nationwide

DEERFIELD, Ill. , October 22 /Businesswire/ - Walgreens announced today that eligible individuals can now receive Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine booster shots in stores nationwide following the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization and new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This follows FDA authorization of a Pfizer booster dose on Sept. 24. As part of this new guidance, eligible populations may also choose to receive a dose different from the one they received for their initial series.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211022005293/en/

New CDC guidance recommends Moderna and J&J COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. (Graphic: Business Wire)

New CDC guidance recommends Moderna and J&J COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“As new guidance regarding COVID-19 vaccines continues to emerge, our communities are relying on pharmacists for information, support and guidance more than ever. Walgreens pharmacy teams are available to answer questions and make it easy to understand eligibility requirements and access COVID-19 vaccine, whether it’s a first dose or booster shot,” said Rina Shah, group vice president pharmacy operations and services, Walgreens.

What You Need to Know About Booster Eligibility

  • Moderna COVID-19 Booster Eligibility: Eligibility requirements for Moderna and Pfizer-BioTech booster doses are the same. Individuals must wait at least six months after they complete their initial mRNA COVID-19 primary vaccine series to receive their booster dose. Eligible individuals include:
    • Individuals aged 65 and older.
    • Long-term care facility residents ages 18 and older.
    • Individuals aged 18 and older with underlying medical conditions. Individuals ages 18 – 49 should consider individual benefits and risks, according to CDC guidance.
    • Individuals ages 18-64 who are at an increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting, such as healthcare and essential workers, based on their individual benefits and risks.

  • J&J COVID-19 Booster Eligibility: A single vaccine booster dose is recommended for individuals 18 and older who received a J&J primary dose at least 2 months after they receive their initial J&J primary vaccine dose.

  • Mix & Match Guidance: In general, it is recommended individuals receive the same product for their booster dose as they did for their primary series.
    • However, if the original product is not available or another product is preferred, mix and matching vaccines with any of the authorized COVID-19 vaccine boosters is allowed.
    • The primary series of two-dose vaccines should still be completed with the same product for both doses.

Walgreens Remains Committed to Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

Though the United States has more than enough vaccines for all eligible individuals, vaccination rates remain uneven, leaving Hispanic and Black adults particularly at risk. Since September 20, vaccination rates have increased by 1.2 percentage points among both Hispanic and Black adults, but overall, they remain less likely to have received a vaccine.i Continued hesitancy stemming from medical mistrust or misinformation, and other social determinants of health continue to contribute to disparities in vaccinations among some communities of color.

"As we help millions of Americans get their booster shot, vaccine hesitancy is still a barrier in many communities of color,” said Dr. Kevin Ban, chief medical officer, Walgreens. “As we have throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Walgreens will remain focused on driving equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines with vaccine equity clinics and educational initiatives.”

In the last month, Walgreens administered nearly 60% of its COVID-19 vaccines to people of color through ongoing equity efforts. Walgreens will continue to prioritize vaccine delivery to medically underserved areas and communities of color that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic as boosters become available.

How to Schedule Your Vaccine at Walgreens

Appointments for COVID-19 vaccines, booster shots and additional immunizations can be scheduled through Walgreens.com/ScheduleVaccine, by calling 1-800-Walgreens or by calling a local Walgreens store. Individual vaccine availability will vary by location.

For more information, visit Walgreens.com/covidvaccine.

About Walgreens

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is included in the United States segment of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated pharmacy, healthcare and retail leader serving millions of customers and patients every day, with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities. As America’s most loved pharmacy, health and beauty company, Walgreens purpose is to champion the health and well-being of every community in America. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving approximately 9 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in local communities nationwide.


i KFF, Latest Data on COVID-19 Vaccinations by Race/Ethnicity, accessed 10/18/2021. https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/issue-brief/latest-data-on-covid-19-vaccinations-by-race-ethnicity/


STORY TAGS: Photo/Multimedia, Product/Service, Illinois, United States, North America, Managed Care, Hispanic, General Health, Pharmaceutical, Supermarket, Consumer, African American, Convenience Store, Infectious Diseases, Retail, Other Consumer, Health,

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
Breaking News
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News