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Smith's providing COVID vaccine to seniors starting Jan. 20

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Posted at 2:23 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 03:15:24-05

Smith’s Food & Drug announces that it has obtained a limited supply of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and will begin administering inoculations to senior citizens 70+ years and older at all Nevada Smith’s Pharmacies starting Jan. 20.

Those seniors desiring the vaccine will need to make an online appointment with their local Smith’s pharmacy starting Jan. 19 by clicking here.

Vaccine doses will be provided at no cost to patients.

Individuals interested in receiving the vaccine can expect their appointment to be as fast and simple as getting an annual flu shot—reserve an appointment online, receive your vaccination from a licensed healthcare professional and wait 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine to ensure the absence of any mild side effects.

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With 45 pharmacies throughout Nevada, Smith’s presence in local communities provides the unique ability to efficiently administer the vaccine.

It is anticipated that Smith’s will expand the vaccine distribution to the general public as government directives make the vaccine available to additional groups.

Throughout the pandemic, Smith’s has remained an industry leader in offering at-home and free drive-through COVID-19 testing solutions. Supported by its team of experienced healthcare providers, Smith’s has assisted Kroger in conducting over 250,000 COVID-19 tests nationally since April.

Kroger also continues to offer free COVID-19 testing to all Smith’s frontline associates.