September 18, 2020 – Health Mart pharmacies across the U.S. are expanding immunization capabilities to combat the flu this season. The Health Mart franchise, supported by McKesson Corporation, equips pharmacists with training and support to provide local communities with flu shots and other critical immunizations to help protect and save lives.
According to a recent poll from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, 27% of adults say they are much more likely to get the flu vaccination this year because of the pandemic.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Third Amendment to the PREP Act to allow pharmacists and pharmacy interns the ability to provide childhood vaccines to offset the decline in immunization rates during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to immunizing, select Health Mart pharmacies are collecting COVID-19 tests through a program with HHS and eTrueNorth.