One of the known names, Kroger Health, the healthcare division of Kroger. Today announced the launch of Abbott’s BinaxNOW ™ COVID-19 antiviral self-test, a rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2. It needs a prescription. An Emergency Use Permit for self-testing without a prescription from a healthcare professional. The test allows individuals to receive results within 15 minutes, from the comfort of their home where no laboratory treatment is required. The test is designed for individuals with or without symptoms or other epidemiological reasons for suspected COVID-19 infection.
While, in official statement they said that the “The United States has made tremendous strides in the battle with Covid-19, as vaccination efforts have proven successful.” said Colin Lindholz, president of Kroger Health. “Yet testing remains a key pillar in combating this public health crisis.” “We know Americans will benefit greatly from access to affordable home testing to support their diagnostic needs. While Kroger Health is grateful that we can continue to be part of the solution by providing access to diagnostic testing as well as managing COVID-19 vaccines.”
In this regard, Ms. Andrea F. said: “This virus is still unpredictable, which is why we cannot let our guard down during testing, especially as people are returning to see more of each other in different places such as workplaces, schools and family events.” Weiner, Executive Vice President, Rapid and Molecular Diagnostics at Abbott. “Abbott will continue to make the BinaxNOW COVID-19 self-antigen test available at more national retail locations such as Kroger so that people can quickly and easily find the test and return to living their pre-pandemic lifestyles with more confidence.” Keeping over-the-counter tests available at home can allow individuals to prepare when the matter matters. Individuals can feel more confident about attending events, visiting loved ones, or traveling when using this test to screen for COVID-19. Kroger Health remains the leader in the COVID-19 response providing patients, affiliates, and other companies with a host of solutions by offering COVIDCare +. Including vaccines, virus tests, antibodies, and resources. In collaboration with the Biden administration, and as part of the federal retail pharmacy’s coronavirus vaccination program. Kroger Health’s multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals has administered more than 3.5 million vaccines. To schedule a vaccine, visit here.
Lastly, Kroger Health also plans to add in-home COVID-19 antigen testing to its employer-focused health and wellness solutions. Employers or organizations can use this test to facilitate low-cost regular testing as a tool for reopening workplaces. For inquiries related to this offer, please visit the COVIDCare + partners page for more information. Now, if you haven’t registered, please do to stay safe! Do share this informational blog with your friends and family so they can connect with Kroger health.