March 29, 2021

Second COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered on Time in Most Cases
Despite concerns that shortages and inexperience with multidose vaccine regimens would suppress the number of Americans who received the recommended two doses of the first two authorized COVID-19 vaccines, a recent study indicates that administration of second doses has occurred at higher than expected levels. Here’s what the CDC had to say about getting the second jabs.


Vaccine Administration Rates Continue to Rise
Despite a slower than expected start, the United States is ramping up vaccinations quickly. A significant percentage of American adults have received at least one dose of a vaccine and many states are rapidly expanding eligibility criteria as more doses become available. Read on to learn how recent developments are likely to affect the role of community pharmacies in the next stage of the national vaccination program.

Community Pharmacist Hits the Road to Fight Coronavirus, Makes Vaccine “House Calls”
In many communities, older individuals continue to fight to obtain appointments for vaccines, spending hours refreshing their computer screens or dialing health departments and pharmacies to secure a spot on a waitlist. At one Brooklyn, New York, pharmacy, the doses exceeded the demand, so the pharmacist decided to try a new tactic. See what steps he took to make sure vaccine end up in patients’ arms, not his freezer.

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