Following new FDA and CDC approval, parents and guardians can now schedule appointments for their children at riteaid.com or bartelldrugs.com
PHILADELPHIAFollowing FDA authorization and new CDC recommendations, select Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) locations – including Bartell Drugs, owned by Rite Aid Corporation, will be providing Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 3 and over once shipments arrive to select pharmacies later this week. Rite Aid pharmacists are trained to administer vaccines down to the age of 3.
“Approval of the vaccine for this pediatric population is a major milestone in our pandemic journey,” said Rite Aid Chief Pharmacy Officer Karen Staniforth. “Parents have been eagerly awaiting the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine for their little ones, and we look forward to vaccinating our youngest customers to help protect them against COVID-19.”
Parents and guardians for children under the age of 3 should check with their pediatrician or health care provider or at vaccines.gov to find a vaccine provider for this age group.
To date, Rite Aid has administered over 16 million COVID-19 vaccinations and encourages anyone who hasn’t received their primary vaccination series to do so and to get their booster shot when eligible.
“As new COVID and its variants continue to spread, vaccination including boosters are critical in helping to prevent serious illness and hospitalization,” Staniforth said.
About Rite Aid Corporation
Rite Aid is a full-service pharmacy that improves health outcomes. Rite Aid is defining the modern pharmacy by meeting customer needs with a wide range of vehicles that offer convenience including digital, mail, retail, delivery and Elixir, which provides pharmacy benefits and services to millions of members nationwide. Rite Aid employs more than 6,300 pharmacists and operates more than 2,350 retail pharmacy locations across 17 states. For more information, visit www.riteaid.com.