Walmart, Walgreens U.S. stores roll out Moderna, J&J COVID-19 booster shots

Oct 22 (Reuters) – Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O) and Walmart Inc (WMT.N) said on Friday their U.S. pharmacies started administering COVID-19 booster shots from Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson, in addition to previously authorized Pfizer-BioNTech booster.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday recommended J&J and Moderna’s booster shots and said Americans can choose a different shot from their original inoculation as a booster. read more

CVS Health Corp (CVS.N) also said booster shots of Moderna’s (MRNA.O) vaccine were available at select stores, but not J&J’s (JNJ.N). In August, the company stopped offering J&J shots at its pharmacies.

“We will provide Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine booster shots to eligible individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine as their primary vaccination,” a CVS spokesperson said on Friday.

Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies are ready to administer all three authorized booster shots, the company said.

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Source: Reuters