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Health At-Home Rapid COVID Tests Will Soon Be Available at CVS, Walgreens and Walmart

07:50  20 april  2021
07:50  20 april  2021 Source:   people.com

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Walmart is part of communities all across America, and we believe we can play a vital role by helping our neighbors in a time of crisis. We are committed to supporting efforts to expand COVID -19 drive-thru testing through partnerships with federal and state governments, labs and insurance companies. Testing is available at some drive-thru pharmacy windows. People being tested are provided with a testing kit from the pharmacist through the drive-thru window tray. The pharmacist observes as they swab themselves through the sealed pharmacy window, then the individual properly seals the test in

CVS Health, Walgreens , Walmart and other retailers with pharmacies are prepping hundreds of parking lots and store drive-thru windows in a much-anticipated effort to test Americans for the Coronavirus strain COVID -19. The nation’s largest drugstore chains and other big retailers with But testing in these locations, which number about 70 across the country so far, has been slow to roll out and thus far largely considered piloting of efforts to test healthcare workers and first responders and others on the frontlines of the battle against COVID -19. But a follow-up meeting Monday at the White

At-home COVID-19 tests will soon be available for purchase at major retailers across the United States.

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The Abbott Laboratories' BinaxNOW rapid tests, which do not require a prescription, were given emergency-use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration in March, USA Today reported, and will be shipped to retailers as soon as this week.

Consumers will be able to find the tests at CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart, according to USA Today.

Another test from Ellume, an Australian company, will also be available at CVS stores in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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These rapid tests allow people to test themselves at home and know within minutes whether they have the novel coronavirus, which causes the illness covid -19. They could be a vital component in stanching the spread of the virus — especially in the crucial months before most Americans are vaccinated against Ellume said it will be announcing a major partnership soon with a major retailer — such as Walgreens , CVS or Walmart — to sell the test and is in talks to supply the test directly to companies and universities. Abbott’s BinaxNOW home test will be available through smartphone app.

CVS Health Corp ( CVS .N) said on Monday it would offer three over-the-counter COVID -19 tests at its drugstores as well as online, expanding access to home testing in the United States. With schools and offices seeking to reopen as the country steps up its COVID -19 vaccination drive, pharmacies are Walgreens has also been selling LabCorp's test kits since early this month. CVS is the first drug retailer to offer Ellume's test , the company said, adding the test will be available in select pharmacy locations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts from this week, and at CVS .com and most pharmacy stores by

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The tests — which take about 15 minutes to show results — will be sold for $23.99 and $38.99, respectively.

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While the availability for at-home tests in retail stores is a step towards increasing availability, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security's Jennifer Nuzzo said that the cost is still too high for some communities.

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"This increases options for some, not all. So we have to keep working to make these tests more widely available," Nuzzo told USA Today.

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Available for under , home -based COVID tests from Ellume and Abbott are now being sold over-the-counter. (Getty Images). CVS Pharmacy has begun stocking its virtual and in-store shelves nationwide with rapid tests for COVID -19—which can be purchased without a prescription and used by anyone Meanwhile, the Pixel home collection kit developed by LabCorp supports PCR-based molecular testing , with samples mailed to a laboratory for processing and results turned around in one to two days. Currently priced at about 0, the kit is also carried by Walgreens and other retailers.

A Walgreens portal will be available soon . Using Abbott Laboratories’ rapid COVID -19 test , Walgreens plans to test up to 3,000 people per day across the new sites, and CVS plans to test up to 1,000, according to CNBC. While patients remain in their cars, CVS or Walgreens workers will The 15 Walgreens locations are being finalized with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and will be located in “hot spot markets” with increasing rates of COVID -19 cases. During a White House news conference in March, CSV, Walgreen , Walmart and Target pledged to provide space for

The news of the at-home tests come as all adults over the age of 16 became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.

More 131 million people in the United States — half of all adults — have received at least one vaccine dose, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday. More than 84 million people — just under one-third of all adults — have been fully vaccinated.

graphical user interface: The tests will not require a prescription and will take about 15 minutes to show results © courtesy BinaxNOW The tests will not require a prescription and will take about 15 minutes to show results

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