Meijer is doing its part to help schools reopen safely.
In response to a national effort to accelerate the safe re-opening of schools, the retailer is partnering with the Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA) on plans to launch a series of vaccine clinics at its stores next week to streamline the process for vaccinating teachers and school staff across the state. Meijer will hold a dozen clinics – administering more than 10,000 doses – to pre-registered teachers and school staff in grades pre-K to 12 by the end of next week.
"We are very pleased to continue to support the State of Indiana with this extremely important initiative," said Jason Beauch, VP of pharmacy for Meijer. "With nearly 40 stores in Indiana, our pharmacy teams have been working across the state for weeks to administer vaccine doses to seniors, and we're proud to broaden this outreach to include teachers, who are such an important part of our communities."
As one of the retailers chosen to be a state and federal partner, Meijer said it has already worked directly with local school districts to administer more than 3,000 doses to teachers who registered with its vaccine registration process. Meijer will continue coordinating clinics in the coming weeks based on the number of doses it receives from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
During the last few weeks, Meijer has administered more than 25,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in the state of Indiana, and more than 200,000 throughout the Midwest since mid-January.