Kroger announced Wednesday it is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Health to administer COVID-19 vaccine at its pharmacies across the state.
The company said it has received a limited supply of vaccine through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Partnership plan and will begin administering them by appointment at its 115 pharmacies across Tennessee.
Appointments can be made by visiting kroger.com/covidvaccine or by calling 866-211-5320.
People requesting an appointment must meet the criteria for the current phase of the vaccination plan. As of February 24, Tennessee is vaccinating people in phases 1a1, 1a2, 1b and people 65 and up — which now includes K-12 and childcare staff.
There is no charge for the vaccine. Kroger said it has no preference between the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine because both are proven safe and effective and will use either — depending on which one it receives from the state’s allocation.
“We appreciate this collaboration with the Tennessee Department of Health and the CDC as we continue to work to get Tennesseans vaccinated against COVID-19,” said Jeremy Crain, health and wellness leader for the Kroger Nashville division. “We are strongly encouraging all customers and associates to receive the vaccine to curb the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.”