COVID-19 vaccine

Publix offers gift cards to vaccinated associates

Publix offers gift cards to vaccinated associates

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix is offering a free $125 Publix gift card to its associates who complete the full COVID-19 vaccination, the company said Friday. To receive the gift card, associates must be currently employed, submit an internal form and proof of vaccination. Although not required, the company is encouraging its associates to get the

Walgreens accelerates vaccine administration

Walgreens accelerates vaccine administration

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens reported Friday that it has provided more than 3 million COVID-19 vaccinations across long-term care facilities, as well as additional vulnerable populations prioritized by state and local jurisdictions. Additionally, the company has completed COVID-19 vaccine first-dose clinics in all long-term care facilities that selected Walgreens as a vaccine provider. “COVID-19 has

Kroger to offer vaccine payment to associates

Kroger to offer vaccine payment to associates

CINCINNATI —Kroger Co. said it will provide a one-time payment of $100 to all associates who receive the full manufacturer-recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The company also announced an additional $50 million investment to thank and reward associates across its 35-state footprint, including a $100 store credit and 1,000 fuel points for hourly frontline

Publix works with Florida on vaccines

Publix works with Florida on vaccines

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix is partnering with the Florida Department of Health to distribute approximately 15,000 doses of the Moderna COVID‑19 vaccine to customers ages 65 and older, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced at a press conference on Tuesday. The vaccine will initially be available at 22 stores in Florida’s Citrus, Hernando and Marion counties.

Kroger Health ramping up for nationwide vaccines

Kroger Health ramping up for nationwide vaccines

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health, the health care division of The Kroger Co. said it will provide the COVID-19 vaccine nationwide across its 2,200 pharmacies and 220 clinics, partnering with the federal government and state health departments to administer the vaccine in accordance with the rollout plan.   “Kroger Health is a COVID-19 response leader that

NRF urges early vaccines for retail workers

NRF urges early vaccines for retail workers

WASHINGTON – Retail workers should be among the early recipients of COVID-19 vaccines, the National Retail Federation contended on Wednesday. “Retailers have been on the front lines throughout the pandemic protecting associates, serving customers, and keeping the communities in which they live and work safe and healthy,” NRF president and chief executive officer Matthew Shay