Navigation Links
CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Receive Award of Excellence from National Influenza Vaccine Summit
Date:6/30/2009

- Award Recognizes Campaign to Vaccinate 1.2 Million Americans -

WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic, CVS Caremark's retail clinic division, have received the National Influenza Vaccine Summit 2009 Immunization Excellence Award for a Corporate Campaign. The award, co-sponsored by the American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was presented yesterday evening in Dallas as health care leaders from more than 100 government and private organizations gathered at the National Influenza Vaccine Summit annual meeting.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO )

The award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions toward improved adult and/or childhood influenza vaccination rates and, more specifically, corporate campaigns that increase awareness and delivery of influenza vaccinations nationwide.

Through its integrated "Flu Shots Made Simple" campaign, CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic administered more than 1.2 million flu shots in its retail locations during the 2008/2009 flu season.

The coordinated approach included 7,500 flu shot clinic events held in CVS/pharmacy stores and flu shots on demand seven days a week at about 500 MinuteClinic health care centers located inside select CVS/pharmacy locations across the country. More than 6,000 nurse practitioners, registered nurses and pharmacists administered shots as part of the program.

To educate the public about the importance of getting an annual flu shot, CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic designed an integrated marketing communications campaign that included television, print, direct, in-store promotion and public relations.

"CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic are delighted to be recognized for our efforts to vaccinate our customers and patients and to help keep them and their families healthy during the cold and flu season," said Donna Haugland, Chief Nursing Officer, MinuteClinic, who accepted the award on behalf of MinuteClinic and CVS/pharmacy.

CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic will announce plans for its 2009/2010 flu shot campaign soon. Flu shots will be available at in-store flu shot events and daily at MinuteClinic. In addition, MinuteClinic will continue to administer rapid flu testing and serve as a surveillance provider to local health departments in 25 states and more than 50 metropolitan areas.

About CVS Caremark

CVS Caremark is the largest provider of prescriptions in the nation. The Company fills or manages more than 1 billion prescriptions annually. Through its unmatched breadth of service offerings, CVS Caremark is transforming the delivery of health care services in the U.S. The Company is uniquely positioned to effectively manage costs and improve health care outcomes through its more than 6,900 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drugs stores; its Caremark Pharmacy Services division (pharmacy benefit management, mail order and specialty pharmacy); its retail-based health clinic subsidiary, MinuteClinic; and its online pharmacy, CVS.com. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site, at www.cvscaremark.com/investors, as well as through the press room section of the Company's Web site, at www.cvscaremark.com/newsroom.

    Contact:  Brent Burkhardt              Carolyn Castel
              TBC Public Relations         CVS Caremark
              410-986-1303                 401-770-5717
              bburkhardt@tbc.us            ccastel@cvs.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE CVS Caremark
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. An Innovation in Health Care Opens at a CVS/pharmacy Store in the Oklahoma City Region
2. An Innovation in Health Care Opens at CVS/pharmacy Stores in Philadelphia Metro Area
3. An Innovation in Health Care Opens at CVS/pharmacy Stores in Pittsburgh
4. An Innovation in Health Care Opens at CVS/pharmacy Stores in Los Angeles Metro Area
5. CVS/pharmacy to Remove OTC Infant Cough & Cold Products from Its Stores as Part of CHPAs Voluntary Withdrawal
6. CVS/pharmacy Donates More Than $300,000 in Supplies to Aid Fire Relief Efforts in California
7. CVS/pharmacy Launches St. Jude Thanks and Giving(R) Campaign in Stores Nationwide
8. CVS/pharmacy Announces Advisory Panel of Leading Women As Part of For All the Ways You Care Campaign
9. Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation Awarded CVS/pharmacy Community Grant
10. Caregivers are Honored as CVS/pharmacy Announces Winners of the For All the Ways You Care Contest
11. MinuteClinic Hits 500th Clinic Mark; New Locations Open in Dallas, Los Angeles and Orlando CVS/pharmacy Stores
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library ... City Observer , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ... for fumigation is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, ... at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health ... annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to extreme mood shifts ... upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there was a knife ... and say he was going to kill them. If we were driving on the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and ... that call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then ... will restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Strategic ... Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging technology companies. SCP ... that have already resulted in more than a million dollars of capital investment ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Mass. and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , ... California -based mobile pulmonary function testing company, is now able ... PFT devices developed by ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. ... testing done in hospital-based labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® ... , can get any needed testing done in the comfort ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ... company developing innovative inhaled drugs, announced today that it ... Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. ... "This is an important milestone for Pulmatrix," said ... increase shareholder awareness of our progress in developing drugs ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- MedSource announced today that it has selected Datatrial,s ... choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s commitment to ... by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data capture (EDC) ... the EDC platform of choice in exchange for ... long been a preferred EDC platform by our ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: