NCPA: Community Rx vital in distributing COVID-19 vaccine

Thursday, November 12, 2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association welcomed the news that community pharmacies will be included in the network of health care providers approved to give COVID-19 vaccines. “Community pharmacies outnumber any of the largest chains, and they very often serve populations for whom there are no other accessible health care providers,” said NCPA CEO Douglas Hoey. “Defeating COVID-19 means relying on community pharmacies. Based on what we are hearing from our members and industry partners, the lead federal agencies see community pharmacy as a critical part of their plan for fighting the disease.” One major pharmaceutical manufacturer announced this week that its vaccine was highly effective in clinical tests. At least half a dozen other companies are expected to announce their results soon.