February 14, 2011

With shingles vaccines widely reported to be in short supply from some healthcare providers, Walgreens on Monday announced the expansion of its availability of Zostavax — a one-time vaccine that can reduce the risk of shingles in individuals ages 60 years and older — and now is offering shingles vaccinations daily at more than 2,000 Walgreens stores and Take Care Clinics.

February 11, 2011

Responding to reports of a shingles vaccine shortage, Rite Aid is assuring customers that nearly 1,900 of its pharmacies have an ample supply.

February 9, 2011

Supervalu on Wednesday announced the supermarket chain had plenty of shingles vaccinations on hand, despite current reports about a shortage of the vaccinations.

February 3, 2011

Chauncey Billups, point guard for the NBA's Denver Nuggets team, was named the latest spokesman for a national multimedia campaign designed to educate preteens, teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious, potentially life-threatening diseases.

February 3, 2011

With the state of Colorado experiencing an increase in the number of reported whooping cough cases, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has been encouraging vaccination to help increase immunity and stop the spread of the disease.

January 7, 2011

State health authorities in Colorado are promoting immunization to parents through a broad media campaign.

January 7, 2011

In 2011, refusing to inoculate children against dangerous illnesses like measles, whooping cough and even the flu, borders on child abuse. This story should go a long way toward keeping a lot of kids healthy by educating their misguided parents—good news for retail pharmacy, which continues to expand its presence as the local community destination for common vaccinations.

January 5, 2011

SEATTLE — You can say Bartell is getting into the travel business.


Bartell, which had an estimated $353.4 million in sales in 2009, began operating travel clinics eight years ago and now has them at 10 of its 59 stores. They were the brainchild of pharmacists Jolene Kalmbach and Sharon Woodward, who got the idea after noticing that patients’ doctors often lacked necessary expertise in travel medicine and that commercial travel clinics were overbooked.

December 27, 2010

In an effort to help people in local underserved communities and students in need stay well this flu season, Bartell Drugs will give 4,000 flu vaccines to the University of Washington and Washington State University for use in pharmacy programs at both universities.

December 17, 2010

In a major alliance to foster preventive health in the United States, Walgreens has partnered with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide free flu vaccinations to as many as 350,000 low-income and uninsured Americans.

December 3, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has set aside the week of Dec. 5 to observe this season's National Influenza Vaccination Week. The week-long emphasis on flu vaccination was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as foster greater use of flu vaccine after the holiday season into January and beyond.

December 3, 2010

United Supermarkets' family of stores is recognizing National Influenza Vaccination Week by offering customers a $20 flu vaccine special.

November 10, 2010

A new report from the Institute of Medicine applauded pharmacy's role in the public health...

November 8, 2010

Citi on Tuesday announced the launch of the Citi Flu Care card, a new corporate...

October 12, 2010

Safeway pharmacies in California are responding to the state's whooping cough (pertussis) emergency and now...

October 11, 2010

Supervalu's Jewel-Osco stores announced a flu prevention program with vaccinations available in all locations with...

October 6, 2010

Underscoring its determination to be the nation’s premier source of flu immunization services, Walgreens on...

September 28, 2010

GlaxoSmithKline has tapped soccer star Mia Hamm for its public health campaign to emphasize the...

September 27, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now is recommending that everybody older than 6...

September 16, 2010

California health officials and healthcare professionals are urging Californians to get vaccinated, as the state...

September 16, 2010

Emergent BioSolutions has landed a $51 million contract from the Department of Health and Human...

September 16, 2010

In response to the outbreak of pertussis, or "whooping cough," in California, one drug store...

September 12, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a flu vaccine...

September 8, 2010

More than 690,000 Americans already have received this season’s flu vaccine from their doctors, according...