Meijer is partnering with the Indiana State Teachers Association, or ISTA, to ensure the safe re-opening of schools throughout the state.
To do just that, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer is unveiling plans to launch a series of vaccine clinics at its stores to streamline the process for vaccinating teachers and school staff members, the company announced.
A dozen clinics throughout the state will be administering more than 10,000 doses to pre-registered teachers and school staff in grades pre-K to 12 by the end of the week.
“We are very pleased to continue to support the State of Indiana with this extremely important initiative,” Jason Beauch, vice president of pharmacy for Meijer said. “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.”
The vaccine clinics are not open to walk-ups and those interested in obtaining a vaccine must register through Meijer’s online system to be scheduled or by texting ISTA to 75049.
Location of the clinics will not be released, only those who are registered will be contacted directly with an appointment time and location.