Rite Aid Now Offers COVID-19 Vaccines In Its Michigan Stores
UPDATE: Rite Aid delays some COVID-19 vaccinations due to ‘supply disruptions’
Rite Aid now offers COVID-19 vaccines at its stores in five states, including Michigan, through a direct federal program that will deliver about 100 doses to each participating location per week.
The company is among the first to participate in the federal retail pharmacy program, which will allocate vaccine doses directly to pharmacies for distribution based on national and local eligibility requirements.
Rite Aid expects the initial 100 doses per week per store to increase over time. The company will begin by supplying doses to more than half of its locations in California, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and New York. The goal is to deliver vaccines to all of its locations when supplies are available.
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“Initially, vaccine appointments will always be difficult to schedule at any supplier,” said Rite Aid President and CEO Heyward Donigan. “However, we expect vaccine availability to improve over time, and Rite Aid is ready to deliver as many vaccines as we are allocated quickly, safely and efficiently.”
The company predicts that demand will exceed supply in the “foreseeable future”.
Visit riteaid.com/covid-19 for up-to-date information on vaccine and test availability in your area.
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