Week in Review: HHS Authorizes All Pharmacists to Administer Childhood Vaccines During COVID-19 Pandemic

Top news of the week from Pharmacy Times®.

Top news of the week from Pharmacy Times®.

5. HHS Authorizes All Pharmacists to Administer Childhood Vaccines During COVID-19 Pandemic

In an effort to increase access to childhood vaccines and decrease the risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has authorized all state-licensed pharmacists and pharmacy interns to order and administer vaccines for patients aged 3 through 18 years. Read more.

4. Flu Shots Now Available at All Walgreens Pharmacies

Walgreens is now offering flu shots daily at all of its nearly 9100 pharmacies, with additional safety measures in place that follow the CDC’s recommendations for anyone over 6 months of age to get the flu shot. Read more.

3. Study: Death Rate for Mild Heart Attacks Rose During COVID-19 Pandemic

An analysis of data from the National Health Service in England indicates that the death rate for patients who experienced a normally lower-risk heart attack rose sharply during the peak of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, while the death rate for more severe heart attacks fell. Read more.

2. Age-related Memory Loss: Dietary Changes Can Have Positive Impact

A recent study suggests that dietary changes can have a positive impact on age-related memory loss. Read more.

1. HIV and Immunotherapy: The Immune System Awakens

The limitations of antiretroviral therapy are leading to new efforts to treat HIV by neutralizing antibodies. Read here.