HOUSTON (CW39) Houstonians now have another option to get a free COVID-19 vaccination. Kroger Health announced Tuesday the company is offering walk-in vaccines at most of it Texas stores.
The company is encouraging all those eligible to receive the vaccine and to do so at their earliest convenience to help stop the spread of Covid-19. Kroger Health is offering all three vaccines currently available under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization free of charge, and availability by store location varies.
The ability to schedule Covid-19 vaccinations will remain available on the company’s website at kroger.com/covidvaccine. Those who schedule online will also be able to select which vaccine they would like to receive based on availability by store location.
Walk-in vaccine patients are encouraged to wear a short-sleeved shirt, bring their insurance information and identification card where applicable, and are reminded they will need to be observed in a designated waiting area for 15 minutes following administration of their dose. For Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations, the appointment will be made for the required second dose when the first dose is administered. Minors ages 16-17 who are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine do not need to have their guardian present at the time of vaccine administration, however, the pharmacist or technician is required to call to verify consent from the guardian. For more information, visit Kroger.com/CovidVaccine
WHEN: Walk-in COVID-19 availability today at select Kroger locations
To schedule an appointment, visit Kroger.com/CovidVaccine
WHERE: Houston Division locations
About Kroger Health: Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co., is one of America’s leading retail healthcare organizations, with over 2,200 pharmacies and 220 clinics in 35 states serving more than 14 million customers. Our team of 22,000 healthcare practitioners – from pharmacists and nurse practitioners, to dietitians and technicians – are committed to helping people live healthier lives. We believe in practicing at the top of our licenses and enabling “food as medicine” to help prevent or manage certain diseases. We are dedicated to providing testing and wellness services to help Americans combat the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more at www.krogerhealth.com.