The ubiquitous Meijer brand is being enlisted in the effort to vaccinate Michigan residents against Covid-19. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday that the chain's in-store pharmacies will begin offering shots to qualified recipients within a few days.
The company said in a release that it was selected by the state to directly receive and administer the vaccines under the Federal Retail Pharmacy Partnership Program.
Meijer will administer the first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine at a limited number of stores in Wayne County to patients age 65 and older starting the week of Jan. 18, according the company's release.
As more vaccine becomes available, the program will expand. For those interested:
Those who want to register for the vaccine can text Covid to 75049. They then will receive a link to register. People also can register online at https://clinic.meijer.com. The link includes three questions that will help store pharmacies.