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Pharmacies Add Freezers, Train Staff to Handle Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

Pharmacies Add Freezers, Train Staff to Handle Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

By: Jaewon Kang
Source: Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: November 29th, 2020
Supermarkets are rushing to secure freezers, thermometers and other medical gear for administering shots. They are also training staff and establishing online services for scheduling appointments.
Ride-share companies have been hit hard by Covid-19. Drivers received free meals, hand sanitizer and face masks at a food drive in Burbank, Calif. in June last year.

Uber, Lyft Push Biden Team for Role in Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout

By: Emily Glazer, Sarah Krouse
Source: Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: January 12th, 2021
Ride-sharing companies seek early access to doses for workers, offer to take passengers to get their shots
Walgreens maintains full-year profit growth forecast; shares rise

Walgreens maintains full-year profit growth forecast; shares rise

By: Mrinalika Roy, Dania Nadeem
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: January 7th, 2021
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc said on Thursday it expects benefits from COVID-19 vaccinations to cushion the impact of pandemic-induced restrictions, and stuck to its full-year earnings growth forecast, sending its shares up 7%.
Covid-19 Vaccines Are in High Demand, but Thousands More Workers Are Needed to Make Them - WSJ

Covid-19 Vaccines Are in High Demand, but Thousands More Workers Are Needed to Make Them

By: Elizabeth Koh
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: January 4th, 2021
Companies mass producing shots for Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca are racing to find staff: ‘We are truly in unprecedented territory’
J&J enrolls about 45,000 participants for late-stage Covid vaccine trial

J&J enrolls about 45,000 participants for late-stage Covid vaccine trial

By: Reuters
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: December 18th, 2020
Johnson & Johnson said it has enrolled about 45,000 participants for the first late-stage trial of its Covid-19 single-dose vaccine candidate.
Pfizer, U.S. Reach Deal to Boost Covid-19 Vaccine Supply

Pfizer, U.S. Reach Deal to Boost Covid-19 Vaccine Supply

By: Peter Loftus, Rebecca Ballhaus and Matt Grossman
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: December 23rd, 2020
Company will provide 100 million more doses to bolster campaign under way in U.S.
FDA Finds Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine Highly Effective

FDA Finds Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine Highly Effective

By: Thomas M. Burton and Peter Loftus
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: December 15th, 2020
Second major U.S. coronavirus vaccine could possibly be shipped by this weekend.
FDA chief says agency will quickly approve Pfizer's Covid vaccine for emergency use

FDA chief says agency will quickly approve Pfizer’s Covid vaccine for emergency use

By: Noah Higgins-Dunn and Will Feuer
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: December 11th, 2020
FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn tweeted Friday that the agency “is finalizing the necessary documents to ensure that patients and providers have the information that they need to make informed decisions.”
Pfizer building

FDA Says Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Is Safe, Effective

By: Thomas M. Burton and Jared S. Hopkins
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: December 8th, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration said the first Covid-19 vaccine being considered for U.S. distribution “met the prescribed success criteria” in a clinical study, paving the way for the agency to green-light distribution as early as this weekend.
First batch of 6.4 million vaccine doses could go out in mid-December - The Washington Post

First 6.4 million doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine could go out in mid-December

By: Lena H. Sun
Source: The Washington Post
Date of Publication: November 24th, 2020
The federal government plans to send 6.4 million doses of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine to communities across the United States within 24 hours of regulatory clearance, with the expectation that shots will be administered quickly to front-line health-care workers, the top priority group, officials said Tuesday.