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SpartanNash pharmacies get ready to administer COVID-19 vaccines

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Posted at 10:26 AM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 10:26:53-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — SpartanNash pharmacies are getting ready to administer COVID-19 vaccines at its 88 locations.

They’ve partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and state programs in all states the company operates in, according to a news release Wednesday.

The vaccine will be administered at no cost to patients and store guests can sign up to be notified when it’s available here.

“With multiple COVID-19 vaccinations approved and ready for broad distribution in the coming months, SpartanNash and our family of retail pharmacies are here for our store guests, and we are committed to providing them with a safe, clean environment to receive this important vaccine,” EVP and Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer Lori Raya said. “Our pharmacies have and will continue to play an important role in the fight against the coronavirus, providing critical care for the communities we serve.”

SEE MORE: Mass vaccination clinic opens at DeVos place in Downtown Grand Rapids

SpartanNash pharmacies can be found in Family Fare, D&W Fresh Market, Martin’s Super Markets, VG’s Grocery, Family Fresh Market, Forest Hills Foods and Econofoods stores in Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Customers will have to schedule an appointment and complete a health screening before getting vaccinated.

During the appointment, the pharmacist will administer a contact-free temperature check, and both the pharmacist and customer will be required to wear a medical grade face mask.

The pharmacist who administered the vaccine will observe the customer for a brief period of time afterward.

SEE MORE: CORONAVIRUS IN WEST MICHIGAN