Next Big Futures title Why Is Kroger Vaccinating the First 100,00 Customers?
article The future is here, and it’s here fast.
That’s the message from Kroger and CVS Health, which will roll out the first-ever vaccination of 100,001 customers in its pharmacies on Tuesday.
Kroger will also vaccinate its 100,008 associates in the next two weeks, and CGS will vaccinate 10,000 employees, a new milestone for a company that already has more than 1 million employees.
The company said its vaccine rollout was “an important milestone” and was driven by a desire to give its customers “a healthier, more nutritious and more convenient shopping experience.”
CVS announced its vaccine roll-out earlier this month, but the company hasn’t released any further details on how the vaccine will work.
Kro-Kroger says the first vaccine in its pharmacy will be for employees who will get vaccinated at home in addition to their Kroger locations.
The pharmacy also will begin vaccinating customers who have pre-existing health conditions, such as diabetes and cancer.
Kroeger said it expects to vaccinate all its Kroger customers by the end of the month.
Krogers CEO Rob Bredesen said Tuesday’s announcement is a “game changer” for the health of the community.
“We are the most trusted Kroger brand in the country and we are making a commitment to ensure that Kroger is in a position to continue to offer the safest, most effective vaccine available,” Bredasen said in a statement.
The health of people who work at Kroger has also been a focus of the company for years.
A federal health advisory panel said in January that Kroggers vaccines are the safest of any health care provider.
Kroogers vaccination strategy is similar to the strategy that other pharmacy chains use to address the pandemic.
The plan involves distributing the vaccines through a pharmacy chain network and through a partnership with a private health insurance company.
The pharmacies will vaccide the first of the 1.6 million customers at the end (which is expected to be about 1.3 million people).
The other 1.8 million customers will get the vaccine at Kroghers stores and through its other distribution networks.
The two companies are working together to ensure the vaccine is distributed at a level that is safe, effective and cost-effective, according to the Kroger statement.