Grand Rapids, Mich.-based SpartanNash is getting ready to distribute COVID-19 vaccines at its 88 company-owned pharmacies, the grocery retailer and wholesaler has announced.
Vaccines will be available at no cost to patients at SpartanNash's Family Fare, D&W Fresh Market, Martin’s Super Markets, VG’s Grocery, Family Fresh Market, Forest Hills Foods and Econofoods stores throughout the Midwest.
Customers will need to schedule an appointment and complete a health screening in order to receive the vaccine. Pre-registration will help ensure adequate social distancing in pharmacies and facilitate scheduling of second doses of the vaccine, SpartanNash said in a news release. Every customer receiving a vaccination will be provided (and required to wear) a medical-grade face mask while the vaccine is being administered. Pharmacists will briefly visually monitor all patients following vaccination as an additional precaution.
"With multiple COVID-19 vaccinations approved and ready for broad distribution in the coming months, SpartanNash and our family of retail pharmacies are here for our store guests, and we are committed to providing them with a safe, clean environment to receive this important vaccine," SpartanNash EVP and Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer Lori Raya said in the release.
The company noted that while it waits to receive COVID-19 vaccines for distribution, it continues to offer same-day prescription delivery at all company-owned pharmacies; reserved pharmacy hours for older adults, immunocompromised individuals and pregnant women at stores in Michigan; and walk-up vaccinations for the flu and shingles.
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