Retail pharmacy chains will face challenges for vaccine rollout

Jan 5, 2021
Pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens have to consider storage requirements, more staffing and store layout for vaccine distribution.
A CVS pharmacist administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a nurse at a senior living facility in Kirkland, Washington.
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CDC "vulnerability index" can help states determine distribution of COVID-19 vaccines

Dec 15, 2020
The CDC's index weighs factors like a community’s poverty level, racial breakdown and housing.
Vials in boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Dec. 13, 2020.
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How might COVID-19 vaccine makers compete in the marketplace?

Nov 17, 2020
At first, COVID-19 vaccines won't be marketed in the usual sense, because the government will be the main buyer.
A volunteer takes part in a COVID-19 vaccination trial this summer in Hollywood, Florida.
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Vaccine experts see hurdles in fighting efficacy, safety misinformation

Nov 10, 2020
As of now, confidence in a potential COVID-19 vaccine is lower than confidence in other vaccines, one specialist says.
Heidi Larson, director of Vaccine Confidence Project, says people are most concerned about the safety of a new COVID-19 vaccine.
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What's the definition of the "right" COVID-19 vaccine?

Dr. Larry Brilliant, an epidemiologist who helped eradicate smallpox, believes the right kind of COVID-19 vaccine must meet some minimum requirements, like ease of storage and use.
"Thinking about coronavirus, the vaccine that we want is one that can be used in the most remote places by anybody," Dr. Larry Brilliant says.
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A completely global vaccine program will stop the COVID-19 pandemic, epidemiologist says

Epidemiologist and CEO of Pandefense Advisory Larry Brilliant, who helped eradicate smallpox and polio, believes any vaccine program aimed at stopping COVID-19 must be distributed in every corner of the world.
"Unless we conquer it everywhere, we're not conquering it anywhere," Dr. Larry Brilliant says of COVID-19.
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The Pivot Point

Jul 31, 2020
What technology will help us transition to a post-pandemic future?
Dr. Paul McKay, who is working on an vaccine for COVID-19, looks at bacteria containing the coronavirus' DNA fragments at Imperial College School of Medicine in London on Feb. 10.
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Research shows confidence in vaccines much higher in developing countries

Jun 19, 2019
"Vaccine hesitancy" is listed as one of the World Health Organization's top 10 threats to global health.
A child receives a vaccination at a hospital in China's northern Hebei province. (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Measles are preventable and costly, health officials say

Mar 5, 2019
There have been over 150 measles cases detected nationwide, including dozens of young children in the Pacific Northwest.
There have been over 150 measles cases detected nationwide, including dozens of young children in the Pacific Northwest.
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Flu season could be less damaging, experts say

Jan 8, 2019
During last year’s season, an estimated 80,000 people died.
A sign advertising flu shots is displayed at a Walgreens pharmacy on Jan. 22, 2018 in San Francisco, California. 
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