FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Allison Benczkowski, Director, Corporate Communications, 616-878-2644
SpartanNash pharmacies introduce additional safety measures for walk-up vaccinations
Contact-free temperature reading, face masks and other measures designed to provide additional safety precautions for store guests and pharmacists
Shingrix, MMR, HPV and Tdap among CDC recommended vaccinations offered at SpartanNash-owned pharmacies in seven states
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – As part of its continued efforts to ensure the well-being and safety of its family of associates, customers and communities during the coronavirus pandemic, SpartanNash today announced additional safety measures at each of its 88 company-owned pharmacies in seven states. The additional safety measures will allow store guests to more safely receive CDC recommended vaccinations, administered by a SpartanNash pharmacist.
SpartanNash pharmacists are able to provide vaccinations for flu, Shingrix (Shingles), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), Meningococcal, MMR (Measles, mumps and rubella), Prevnar (Pneumococcal 13), Pneumovax (Pneumococcal 23) and HPV.
Participating pharmacies are located in Family Fare, D&W Fresh Market, Martin’s Super Markets, VG’s Grocery, Family Fresh Market, Forest Hills Foods and Econofoods stores in Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
“Our pharmacies continue to adapt to best respond to our customers’ needs during these uncertain times,” SpartanNash EVP and Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer Lori Raya said. “These additional safety measures are in line with CDC guidelines and are another way we can provide the personalized care and vaccinations our customers need while ensuring we do all we can to protect them and our pharmacy associates’ well-being and safety.”
To ensure the safety of both store guests and pharmacists, customers will first need to complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire and immunization screening form. The pharmacist will then administer a contact-free temperature reading, and both the pharmacist and the customer will be required to wear a medical grade face mask, provided by SpartanNash.
Customers can request the immunizations on a walk-up basis or by calling their local SpartanNash pharmacy to schedule an appointment, provided they meet the screening protocol.
In adherence with SpartanNash’s COVID-19 safety and sanitation procedures, pharmacists will also wear gloves and a face shield, and the vaccination area will also be cleaned in between each customer’s immunization.
Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, SpartanNash pharmacies have adjusted operations to ensure the safety of store guests, offering free, same-day prescription delivery at all company-owned pharmacies as well as introducing reserved pharmacy hours for older adults, pregnant women and immunocompromised store guests in Michigan.
Free, same-day prescription delivery began on April 1 and is available for store guests within a 10-mile radius of their local SpartanNash-owned store, with delivery times varying by location.
In keeping with social distancing guidelines, all deliveries are touchless; the prescription is placed on the porch, and the delivery driver steps back and calls the store guest to let them know it is ready for them to pick up. Once the driver has visual confirmation the prescription has been picked up, they continue their delivery route.
For all of SpartanNash’s ongoing efforts, visit: spartannash.com/spartannash-coronavirus-updates.
SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company whose core businesses include distributing grocery products to a diverse group of independent and chain retailers, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges; as well as operating a premier fresh produce distribution network. SpartanNash serves customer locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Bahrain, Djibouti and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 155 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery and Dan’s Supermarket. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries.