CINCINNATI, Jan. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kroger Health, the
healthcare division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) Family of
Companies, today achieved the administration of its 10 millionth
dose of COVID-19 vaccine. This news comes as the Omicron variant
surges across the country and Kroger Health continues to expand its
options for the detection, prevention and treatment of
"As Kroger Health reaches the critical milestone of
administering our 10 millionth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, we
lift up our amazing associates across Kroger Health's pharmacies
and clinics who continue to inspire through their dedication to
providing best-in-class patient care. Our commitment to filling
patient prescriptions as well as vaccinating patients the past two
years is remarkable as the healthcare industry faces significant
challenges. We are tremendously encouraged by our team's ability to
continue helping America heal and recover from the impacts of the
pandemic," said Colleen Lindholz, president of Kroger
Over the last 24 months, Kroger Health has achieved the
following and remains committed to the fight against COVID-19 and
providing healthcare to communities across the country.
- Partnered with both federal and state governments to facilitate
the administration of vaccines and tests to eligible persons as
quickly as both resources became available leveraging its 2,200
pharmacies and 220 clinics and team of healthcare experts.
- Joined the Biden Administration on several initiatives to
accelerate COVID-19 testing and vaccination in America, including
the $5 million #CommunityImmunity
Giveaway and becoming only one of three national partners to reduce
pricing and make at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests available to
customers at cost from September to December
2021 (100 days). In stores with pharmacy locations, Kroger
Health offers Abbott's Binax Now, and in non-pharmacy stores,
Kroger Health offers Quidel's QuickVue. Additionally, Kroger Health
has recently introduced a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) home
collection kit enabled by Gravity Diagnostics in select stores.
This kit offers the convenience of at-home sample collection with a
PCR test performed at a CLIA-Certified, CAP-Accredited laboratory.
Kroger Health is currently adding other test manufacturers to help
increase product availability.
- Hosted drive-through testing sites and vaccination clinics
across the country to improve accessibility in addition to forming
partnerships to provide individuals with transportation to
- Administered 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to date,
through the initial series as well as booster shots for all
eligible age populations in alignment with guidance provided by the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Kroger Health
continues to administer and increase the availability of the
COVID-19 vaccine its locations.
- Supported the administration of vaccines to associates across
the organization, enabling associates to receive a one-time payment
of $100 once fully vaccinated.
"Our administration of over 10 million doses of the COVID-19
vaccine and our team's ability to quickly respond to updates in CDC
guidance regarding vaccinations and other new developments have
been essential tools in our fight against the virus," says Dr.
Marc Watkins, Kroger's chief medical
officer. "Vaccines remain the most effective method of preventing
and reducing the impact of COVID-19, and with the recent release of
multiple therapeutic options for those who contract the virus, we
To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination or booster,
visit Kroger.com/covidvaccine. Kroger Health's testing
solutions can be located at www.kroger.com/covidcare.
About Kroger Health
Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co. family of
companies, is one of America's leading retail healthcare
organizations, with over 2,200 pharmacies and 220 clinics in 35
states serving more than 14 million customers. Its affiliated team
of 22,000 healthcare practitioners - from pharmacists and nurse
practitioners, to dietitians and technicians – are committed to
helping people live healthier lives. We believe in practicing at
the top of our licenses and enabling "food as medicine" to help
prevent or manage certain diseases. We are dedicated to providing
testing and wellness services to help Americans combat the COVID-19
crisis. Learn more at www.krogerhealth.com.
About The Kroger Co.
At The Kroger Co.
(NYSE: KR), we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our
Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®. We are, across our family
of companies, nearly half a million associates who serve over 11
million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience
under a variety of banner names. We are committed to creating
#ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. To learn more about us,
visit our newsroom and investor
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