Rite Aid Statement on Federal Retail Pharmacy Program Involvement


2021-02-12 15:51:11 BioSpace


CAMP HILL, Pa.---- Rite Aid is proud to partner with the federal government as an inaugural participant in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Under this program, which begins today, federal health authorities determine the allocation of doses, while state and local jurisdictions continue to define their own eligibility requirements. Rite Aid pharmacies will receive direct federal allocations initially in five states and two jurisdictions: California, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and New York City. At launch, we expect to receive 100 doses per participating store, per week. These allocations will grow over time and supplement existing supply from state and local governments. Rite Aid will be providing vaccinations in over half of its locations and expects to provide vaccinations in all its locations once supply is available. “With vaccine demand outpacing supply, the establishment of an additional channel for vaccine allocation and distribution is an important and positive first step in the effort to end COVID-19,” said Heyward Donigan, president and chief executive officer, Rite Aid. “Initially, vaccine appointments will still be difficult to schedule at any provider. However, we expect to see availability of the vaccine improve over time, and Rite Aid stands ready to administer as many vaccines as we are allocated quickly, safely and efficiently.” The increase in available doses in our communities is welcome news, but we anticipate demand will continue to significantly outpace supply for the foreseeable future. As supply becomes more available, Rite Aid will increase the number of stores offering vaccines. Our website, www.riteaid.com/covid-19 is a comprehensive resource for timely, accurate information on access and availability to COVID-19 vaccines and testing in each community we serve. We will work tirelessly to ensure that we vaccinate as many people as our allocation allows; we appreciate the public’s patience and cooperation with the process. View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210211005573/en/ Chris Savarese 717-975-5718 christopher.savarese@riteaid.com Source: Rite Aid View this news release online at: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210211005573/en
宾夕法尼亚州坎普希尔----瑞特援助公司很自豪能作为联邦零售药店项目的首个参与者与联邦政府合作。在今天开始的这项计划下,联邦卫生当局决定剂量的分配,而州和地方司法机构继续规定他们自己的合格要求。 Rite Aid药房最初将在加利福尼亚、密歇根、新泽西、俄亥俄、宾夕法尼亚、费城和纽约市这五个州和两个司法管辖区获得直接的联邦拨款。在推出时,我们预计每家参与商店每周将收到100剂。这些拨款将随着时间的推移而增加,补充来自州和地方政府的现有供应。Rite援助组织将在其一半以上的地点提供疫苗接种,一旦供应到位,预计将在其所有地点提供疫苗接种。 Rite Aid公司总裁兼首席执行官海沃德·多尼根说:“随着疫苗需求超过供应,为疫苗分配和分发建立一个额外渠道是努力消除新冠肺炎的重要和积极的第一步。”“最初,疫苗预约仍然很难在任何提供商安排。然而,我们希望随着时间的推移,疫苗的可获得性会得到改善,Rite援助公司随时准备迅速、安全和有效地提供我们所分配的尽可能多的疫苗。“ 我们社区可用剂量的增加是一个可喜的消息,但我们预计在可预见的未来,需求将继续大大超过供应。随着供应变得更容易获得,Rite Aid将增加提供疫苗的商店数量。我们的网站www.riteaid.com/COVID-19是一个全面的资源,可以及时、准确地了解我们所服务的每个社区的COVID-19疫苗和检测的获取和提供情况。我们将坚持不懈地工作,确保我们为我们的拨款允许的尽可能多的人接种疫苗;我们赞赏公众对过程的耐心和合作。 在businesswire.com上查看源版本:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210211005573/en/ 克里斯·萨瓦雷斯 717-975-5718 @riteaid.com christopher.savarese@riteaid.com 资料来源:Rite Aid 请在以下网址联机查看此新闻稿: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210211005573/en