(WXYZ) — Kroger Health plans to offer accessibility to the COVID-19 vaccine through partnerships with the federal governments and state health departments.
Kroger will provide the vaccine across its 2,200 pharmacies and 220 clinics nationwide.
“Kroger Health is a COVID-19 response leader that has provided our patients, associates and other businesses with diagnostic testing tools and supporting resources since the onset of this public health crisis,” said Colleen Lindholz, Kroger Health’s president, in a press release. “Kroger Health’s experienced health care providers remain committed to helping our patients and associates live healthier lives. The size and scale of our health care operation provides us with the unique ability to efficiently facilitate COVID-19 testing and immunize a large portion of the U.S. population, once the authorized vaccines become more widely available.”
Kroger Health will support the phased vaccine deployment approach, focusing first on priority populations as defined by federal and state governments.
Kroger Health is hiring nearly 1,000 health care personnel, including pharmacy technicians, to support operations and the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. To view opportunities and apply, visit Jobs.Kroger.com.