Food City to offer free COVID-19 vaccine once available to general public

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ABINGDON, Va. (WFXR) – Food City Pharmacy is partnering with the Department of Health & Human Services by announcing it will be offering free COVID-19 vaccinations once the vaccine is approved and available to the public.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our team of Supermarket Heroes has gone above and beyond the call of duty to meet the needs of our customers and the communities we serve. From the extraordinary efforts of our front-line associates to those working behind the scenes, this has truly been a team effort and we are proud to have the opportunity to partner with HHS to offer free COVID-19 vaccine[s] once it becomes readily available.”

Steven C. Smith, Food City President and CEO

Food City officials say that once an adequate supply of COVID-19 vaccine is available to support broader vaccination efforts beyond the initial critical populations, it will be important to swiftly increase access to the vaccines for the general population.

Pharmacists are trained to administer vaccines and are trusted vaccinators within their respective communities as they provide seasonal flu and other routine vaccines as part of their established services, reads a statement from Food City.

Food City Pharmacy will be following CDC vaccination guidelines to administer the COVID-19 vaccine that includes guidance to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Once the vaccination is available, customers interested in receiving the vaccine should visit for additional details.

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