NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Kroger Health has announced that it’s received a limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine for 115 of its pharmacies across Tennessee.
The company announced Wednesday that it received doses of the vaccine through its participation in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Partnership. It will begin administering the vaccine in accordance with the state and local heath departments’ rollout plan.
“We are strongly encouraging all customers and associates to receive the vaccine to curb the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Through the launch of our new scheduling took and COVID Help Line, Kroger is doing everything it can to ensure our communities have access to the vaccine as it becomes available. The company recently announced a one-time payment of $100 to all associates who receive the full manufacturer-recommended dose when it becomes available to them through the appropriate phase guideline,” said Jeremy Crain, health and wellness leader for the Kroger Nashville division.
Tennessee is currently in phase 1b of its vaccination rollout, which includes teachers, child care workers and the 65 and up age group. However, individual counties are moving at a different pace. For example, Metro said it would begin vaccinations for those 65 and older once they make more progress with the 70 and older group. Click here for more information about your county.
You can make an appointment with Kroger by visiting kroger.com/covidvaccine or by calling 866-211-5320.