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Meijer prepares to vaccinate 25k seniors at clinics this week

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Posted at 11:01 AM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 11:01:54-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer is preparing to administer up to 25,000 COVID-19 vaccines to seniors at stores throughout the state this week, according to a news release Monday.

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The vaccines will be administered to Michiganders 65 years of age and older who have pre-registered through the company’s vaccine registration process.

“We are very proud of the role our stores and pharmacies continue to play in this massive effort to vaccinate people against COVID-19,” Meijer President and CEO Rick Keves said. “As a pharmacy partner to both the State of Michigan and the federal government, we have been able to receive vaccines and quickly administer doses to thousands of people in our communities, usually within 72 hours.”

During the past few weeks, Meijer has conducted vaccine clinics throughout the state, administering up to 1,200 doses in a single day at some stores.

More than 20,000 doses have been administered in Michigan since the company’s first clinic on Jan. 15, with more than 30,000 doses administered overall.

This week’s vaccine schedule is possible because of partnerships with counties and cities in the state, as well as because of doses received from the state of Michigan and the Centers for Disease Control.

The clinics are not open to walk-ups; participants need to register ahead of time, which they can do here.

Meijer plans to eventually offer the vaccine to all Michiganders when enough doses become available.

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