The race for the discovery of an efficient coronavirus vaccine seems to have reached a promising stage. Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna sparked enthusiasm and optimism with their recent announcements regarding the development of COVID-19 vaccines with more than 90 percent efficiency. More details about their effectiveness, manufacturing and distribution in our post First Coronavirus Vaccines: How Effective Are They and What Does It Mean for You?
The vaccines haven’t been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yet but the federal agency announced they are doing everything in their power for the vaccines to receive emergency use authorization as soon as possible, according to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar.
The even better news is that the federal government has reached an agreement with 60% of pharmacies in retail and grocery stores so that the vaccines can reach the American population easier.
“The vast majority of Americans live within five miles of a pharmacy, and our new agreement with pharmacy partners across America is a critical step toward making sure all Americans have access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines when they are available,” Azar said in a recent statement. It’s only a matter of time before these highly awaited vaccines become available to you at your local grocery store. Read on to see if your neighborhood supermarket has also signed the partnership for the COVID-19 vaccines. While we’re on the subject of stores and groceries, check out Grocery Store Shopping Tips During the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Albertsons Companies is one of the largest grocery and drug store retailers in the United States, operating in 34 states and Washington, D.C. under 20 popular banners, including Albertsons, Acme, Carrs, Lucky’s, Safeway, Tom Thumb, Jewel-Osco, and Vons. Check out the entire list of Albertsons stores here.
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