Meijer Partners With State for COVID-19 Vaccination
People are searching and hoping they can find and get the COVID-19 vaccination. With a limited supply thus far, it is slowly opening up, but administration of the vaccine seems to be the bottle neck. The doses are there, but they're not getting into arms. Well, that may, hopefully, change soon.
Fox 17 reported that the State of Michigan is partnering with Meijer in COVID-19 vaccine administration efforts,
According to a news release from Meijer, the retailer will directly receive and administer the vaccines under the Federal Retail Pharmacy Partnership Program.
Meijer President and CEO Rick Keyes said, “Our stores and pharmacies have played a very important role in supporting their communities during this difficult time. We are proud to be chosen by the State of Michigan as a partner to help administer these critical vaccines and we look forward to our expanded role in helping communities throughout the Midwest defeat this pandemic.”
Meijer has 120 pharmacies throughout the state. The retailer said it plans to administer the first doses at a limited number of locations in Wayne County starting on January 18 for residents ages 65 and older.
Our question is, what about the rest of us in the state? When will it be more available?
For when more doses are eventually available, Meijer has also launched a text-based registration process for the community. To register, text COVID to the number 75049. Individuals can also go online to https://clinic.meijer.com/ [clinic.meijer.com].
Patience is a virtue, as they say, and it certainly is a virtue here. More and more will be vaccinated each week and slowly our lives will be able to return to some sort of normal.
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