Doctor wants to see more vaccine doses go to smaller, locally-owned pharmacies
When the pharmacy received doses of the Moderna vaccine in January, it was administering about 100 shots a day. Nabet Gray received her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at Panama Pharmacy on Monday. I really enjoy it.”Dr. Sunil Joshi, president of the Duval County Medical Society Foundation, said getting vaccine doses into smaller pharmacies like Panama Pharmacy is important. Joshi said he wants to see more vaccine doses go to smaller, locally-owned pharmacies. Oliver said Panama Pharmacy will be receiving 2,000 vaccine doses every week.
Panama Pharmacy getting 2,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine
Panama Pharmacy will be receiving 2,000 doses of the Pfizer Vaccine tomorrow morning. The first time, Panama Pharmacy received 400 vaccine doses. Kevin Duane, the owner of Panama Pharmacy, said health department officials reached out to him on Friday, saying they had an allotment of the Pfizer vaccine. Duane said the first time Panama Pharmacy received vaccines was in January. Duane said people in the Panama Park area trust the Panama Pharmacy, so he’s hoping vaccine numbers will go up.
Jacksonville pharmacy offers COVID-19 vaccine in underserved area
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A small Jacksonville pharmacy is the first small business in Duval County to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to the general public. Staff at Panama Pharmacy on North Main Street started giving out the first dose of the Moderna vaccine to patients this week. Arnold is among more than 100 patients to get their first shot at Panama Pharmacy in Panama Park, a family-run business. Owner and pharmacist Kevin Duane had been requesting access to the vaccine for more than a month. Donna Teston couldn’t get an appointment at Regency Square Mall’s vaccination location and was relieved to get one at her home pharmacy.
Police: Masked man breaks into pharmacy with ax, steals drugs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A masked man broke into a pharmacy in St. Nicholas and stole drugs, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office report. It happened early Monday morning at Panama Pharmacy on Atlantic Boulevard. The police report shows a man wearing yellow gloves, a tan face mask and a dark jacket broke into the pharmacy by using what appeared to be an ax. But, I mean, to sledgehammer open a wall, thats crazy," said pharmacy owner Kevin Duane, who alerted police to the burglary. "He crawled his way down, and he had an ax and a sledgehammer, and he axed the wall and broke down the wall and entered the pharmacy from the wall," Duane said.