Kroger opens first large-scale vaccine clinic

LEXINGTON, Ky.- Kroger has opened its first large-scale clinic to give out COVID vaccine doses to people who qualify. 

On Tuesday, the regional center in Lexington opened and gave out approximately 600 doses. They are currently vaccinating people in Phase 1a and 1b by appointment only. 

Kroger plans to open additional sites throughout the state of Kentucky as more COVID-19 vaccine doses become available. 

Melissa Eads, Kroger Corporate Affairs Manager, said Kroger is proud to partner with the state of Kentucky for this type of rollout. 

“Kroger was on the front lines with testing sites, I know we did a number of those. We were there for weeks in Bowling Green actually doing the testing sites and now the next step is to just be a part of the process of getting people vaccinated. And being able to partner with the state of Kentucky like this, and we partnered with them obviously during the testing phase and for them to continue to turn to Kroger, we’re grateful,” said Eads. 

To see if you qualify and schedule an appointment, you can visit their website here.