ShopRite this week reached a milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination program with the administration of more than 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines through select ShopRite Pharmacies in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
Over the last two months, hardworking ShopRite Pharmacy teams have provided the life-saving vaccine to healthcare workers, first responders, teachers and many other eligible populations.
“We are proud to play a role in the public health effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Hitting the 100,000 mark with vaccine distribution is a testament to the expertise, efficiency and dedication of our store Pharmacy teams,” said Jeffrey Mondelli, RPh, Vice President of Pharmacy, Health & Beauty at Wakefern Food Corp., the logistics, distribution and merchandising arm for ShopRite stores.
“We continue to work with federal and state governments to secure additional vaccine supply and look forward to delivering even more vaccine -- especially to store associates -- as supply and state eligibility requirements expand in the coming weeks and months,” Mondelli added.
ShopRite announced in late December that it had joined the federal Pharmacy Partnership Strategy for the COVID-19 Vaccination Program to provide COVID-19 vaccine coverage to pharmacies nationwide, including select ShopRite pharmacies in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
It was another step in ShopRite’s push to help communities during the public health emergency. Dedicated store associates ensured access to fresh foods and necessities during the pandemic, and stores adopted a variety of safety precautions to keep associates and shoppers safe. Those safety measures have included mask mandates, protective plexiglass panels, worker temperature checks, social distancing and enhanced, deep cleaning in stores.
In addition to the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine, ShopRite Pharmacy is now offering the Janssen vaccine (commonly referred to as Johnson & Johnson), based on supply, at select store pharmacy locations in New Jersey. Vaccine supply at retail pharmacies remains limited. More information about ShopRite’s vaccination program, including information about appointment availability, can be found at vaccines.shoprite.com.