According to the recent, Kroger allows Ohioans seeking COVID-19 vaccines to schedule shots in Northern Kentucky – where they are later turned away. While, Ohio allows those who live outside the state but work or have doctors in Ohio to get vaccinated in Ohio.
Kentucky has decided to reserve its vaccine for residents or people working in the Commonwealth. This imbalance means that residents of both countries miss the opportunity to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
Ohioans lose because they have determined which shots will not be given. Kentuckian’s miss appointments that are scheduled for Ohioans – and that could result in unused doses being wasted.
In addition, Kroger officials could not be reached for comment. First to be vaccinated by UC Health: NKY couple celebrate 73 years of COVID-19 vaccine and White Castle. With more than 200 stores in Ohio and over 100 stores in Kentucky, Kroger has been a major vaccination site in both states as they scramble to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The scheduling problem is the newest vaccine rollout in the country. Last week, Kroger said that a Little Clinic Virginia site had mistakenly given “blank” shots to nine agents who had registered to be vaccinated against COVID-19. No one was hurt and clients were later taken.
A Cincinnati grocer, who runs more than 220 Little Clinics in its supermarkets in nine states, said all nine affected customers have been contacted and given the vaccine at a later date. She said the team that made the mistake was retrained.
Besides Kroger stores, Grocer operates several regional supermarket chains in 35 states, including Fred Mayer, Harris Teter, Ralphs, Mariano, Frieze, Smith, King Supers, Qatar Financial Center and more.
The company owns approximately 2,800 stores and employs nearly 500,000 workers. It also operates more than 220 Little Clinic clinics in its supermarkets in nine states. Kroger said it has provided 1 million vaccines so far to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. If you are in the area, kindly make your appointment on Kroger website.
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