COVID-19 Vaccinations

Our team of healthcare providers is here for you.

According to a recent study -

To date, the vaccines have shown to be 95% effective at preventing both mild and severe symptoms of COVID-19.*

Phase 1A: COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in Morgantown, WV

How The Vaccination Process Works

How The Vaccination Process Works.

How it Works 1
The government lists who is eligible to receive the vaccine based on health issues or their line of work.
How it Works 2
You will need to complete some paperwork online or in the store, consenting to being vaccinated.
How it Works 3
Once immunized, you will be asked to stay in the store until the observation period is complete, usually between 15-30 minutes.
How it Works 3
Come back for a booster shot 3-4 weeks later.
Our role is to help execute the plan developed by federal, state, and local jurisdiction leaders.
COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout Plan

Phase 1A

Residents and Health Care providers in hospitals; long term health care facilities (nursing homes); first responders like fire fighters, police, paramedics. Some states may include “last responders” like funeral home workers; direct care providers; public health personnel; community pharmacy workers.
Phase 1A
Phase 1B

Phase 1B

Persons 75 and older; direct care providers in medical offices, convenient care, community pharmacies. Some states may include FRONTLINE essential workers like grocery store workers, warehouse.

Phase 1C

Persons 65-74; persons 16-64 with High Risk Medical Conditions; other essential workers, like transportations and logistics.
Phase 1C
Phase 2

Phase 2

Teachers; critical infrastructure workers; people in homeless shelters.

Phase 3

Young adults & children.
Phase 3

“Kroger Health is prepared and ready to play an active role in helping distribute the vaccine in collaboration with public health officials and community partners.”

Dr. Marc Watkins
Dr. Marc Watkins
Chief Medical Officer, Kroger Health

“Kroger Health is prepared and ready to play an active role in helping distribute the vaccine in collaboration with public health officials and community partners.”

Dr. Marc Watkins
Dr. Marc Watkins
Chief Medical Officer, Kroger Health

From Our Experts


FAQs


Depending on the jurisdiction allocation, Kroger Health will administer Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. Both are safe and effective, there is no preference for one product over another.
Kroger Health pharmacies and clinics are trained and ready to administer the COVID-19 vaccines. As doses are allocated to us, we are administering in accordance with jurisdiction-defined eligibility.
All Kroger Health pharmacies and clinics will administer vaccine in accordance with jurisdiction-defined eligibility. Each of the 64 jurisdictions define their own allocation plan and priority.
Each jurisdiction will progress through the following Phases, with additional tiering within some phases:
  • Phase 1A: limited doses available for persons in healthcare settings (primarily long-term care facilities)
  • Phase 1B: limited doses available for frontline essential workers (definition varies) & age 75 years and older
  • Phase 1C: limited doses available for essential workers, persons aged 65-74 years, and persons age 16-64 with high-risk medical conditions
  • Phase 2: large number of doses available for “critical population” defined as healthcare personnel, non-healthcare essential workers, adults with high-risk medical conditions, and people age 65 years and older
  • Phase 3: shift to routine vaccination strategy for remaining critical population and the general population
Both vaccines are safe and effective. The FDA, CDC, and ACIP have not declared preference for one vaccine over another.
COVID-19 vaccines were tested in large clinical trials to make sure they meet safety standards. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) carefully reviewed all safety data from clinical trials before authorizing emergency vaccine use since the expected benefits outweigh potential risks.
Both this disease and the vaccine are new. Scientists don’t know how long protection lasts for those who get infected or those who are vaccinated, but they do know COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for hundreds of thousands of Americans. If you get COVID-19, you risk giving it to loved ones who may get very sick. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is the safer and preferable choice.
Most people do not have serious problems after being vaccinated. However, your arm may be sore, red, or warm to the touch. You may experience a fever or headache briefly, but these symptoms usually go away on their own within a week. These side effects are a sign that your immune system is doing exactly what it is supposed to do - working and building up protection to disease.
Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools available. Vaccines work with your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. Other steps, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask and staying at least 6 feet away from others, help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others.
Yes. Experts need to understand more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide before deciding to change recommendations on steps everyone should take to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Other factors, including how many people get vaccinated and how the virus is spreading in communities, will also affect this decision.
Nearly all COVID-19 vaccines being studied in the United States require two shots. The first shot starts building protection and primes the immune system, but everyone has to come back a few weeks later for the second shot to get the most protection the vaccine can offer and strengthen the immune response.