CVS Caremark’s Jim Trappani steps down
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark has confirmed that Jim Trappani, VP merchandising for health care and multicultural, has decided to leave the company.
Grant Pill has assumed the role of VP merchandising for over-the-counter healthcare and store brands.
In addition, Mike McEnany has been promoted to VP merchandising, consumables and multicultural. His most recent role was divisional merchandising manager for consumables.
Greg Froton also has been promoted to VP of merchandising, general merchandise and international Sourcing. His most recent role was divisional merchandising manager for general merchandise and seasonal.
The moves come in the wake of several other recent key executive changes within the company. In September, longtime CVS/pharmacy executive Mike Bloom resigned from the company and Judy Sansone, VPMM, assumed responsibility for the merchandising organization at CVS/pharmacy.
Rite Aid offers discounted flu shots through Dec. 17
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is responding to a flu vaccination campaign by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by lowering prices on flu vaccinations, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.
To mark National Influenza Vaccination Week, the retailer is offering flu shots for $19.99 through Dec. 17.
"Despite popular myth, it’s not too late to get a flu shot, as flu activity usually peaks during the winter months," Rite Aid EVP pharmacy Robert Thompson said. "There’s no better time than National Influenza Vaccination Week to get a flu shot."
CVS/pharmacy, MinuteClinic remind shoppers to get flu shot before celebrating the holidays
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — In recognition of National Influenza Vaccination Week from Dec. 4 to 10, CVS/pharmacy and its in-store health clinic business, MinuteClinic, are reminding families to "vaccinate before they celebrate" the holidays and receive their annual flu shot before the flu season peaks.
"As we head into the busy holiday season, it is important to remind people that it is not too late to receive their annual flu vaccination if they haven’t already done so," CVS/pharmacy VP Papatya Tankut said. "No one wants to be sick during the holidays and the most important way to prevent you and your family from getting sick with the flu is to get a flu shot."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends flu vaccinations for everyone ages 6 months and older. National Influenza Vaccination Week was established by the CDC to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination through the holiday season into January and beyond.
"The CDC reports that nearly 1-in-5 adults received their flu shot in a retail setting last year, so we are doing all we can to inform and vaccinate as many people as possible," Tankut added. "CVS pharmacists and MinuteClinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants have been helping people on their path to better health by providing flu vaccinations to their patients since August and will continue to do so through the holidays and into early next year."
Flu vaccinations are available at all CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations nationwide every day, including evenings and weekends, with no appointment necessary. CVS/pharmacy has more than 7,300 locations and MinuteClinic has nearly 600 locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores.