Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co. Family of Companies, announced Monday (Jan. 10) that the company has administered their 10 millionth dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
“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,” Colleen Lindholz, president of Kroger Health, said in a statement.
Lindholz added, “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.”
Some of Kroger Health’s accomplishments in the fight against COVID-19 include the following:
- Teamed with federal and state governments to facilitate the administration of vaccines and tests to eligible persons as quickly as both resources became available, using its 2,200 pharmacies and 220 clinics and team of healthcare experts.
- Joined the Biden Administration on several initiatives to speed up COVID-19 testing and vaccination in America, including the $5 million #CommunityImmunity Giveaway. Kroger was also 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.
- Held drive-through testing sites and vaccination clinics across the U.S. to increase accessibility, as well as forming partnerships to provide individuals with transportation to vaccination appointments.
- Administered 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to date, including the initial series and boosters, in agreement with guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Supported the administration of vaccines to associates across the organization, giving associates a one-time payment of $100 when 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,” Dr. Marc Watkins, Kroger’s chief medical officer, said in a statement. “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 remain optimistic.”