Cincinnati, Ohio-based Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co., has received the 2022 American Pharmacists Association Immunization Champion Award.
The award recognizes individuals and organizations making extraordinary contributions toward improved vaccination rates within their communities.
The APhA Immunization Champion Award recognizes Kroger Health as an organization that continuously advances the role of pharmacists as valued immunization administrators. It also recognizes Kroger Health’s collaboration, coordination and communication with healthcare providers, public health organizations and others to address immunization barriers and administer the COVID-19 vaccine.
“It’s undeniable that Kroger Health is one of America’s leading healthcare organizations, and we’ve taken on the responsibility to improve immunization rates across the country starting with our associates and patients,” said Colleen Lindholz, president of Kroger Health.
“On National Pharmacist Day, we dedicate this award to the nearly 22,000 frontline healthcare providers in our organization who have administered over 10 million COVID-19 vaccines to help people live healthier lives,” she said.
Over the past two years, Kroger Health has worked closely with the federal government, including the Biden Administration, and state health departments to provide COVID-19 tests and vaccines for all eligible persons across its 2,200 pharmacies and 220 clinics as quickly as they became available.
“I continue to be impressed by all that our pharmacy and TLC teams have been able to accomplish during the pandemic,” said Rodney McMullen, chairman and CEO of The Kroger Co. “I am incredibly proud of all that they do to feed the human spirit, take care of our customers, communities and one another.”
Kroger Health will accept the 2022 APhA Immunization Champion Award in San Antonio, Texas in March.
Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co., is a retail healthcare organization with more than 2,200 pharmacies and 220 clinics in 35 states serving more than 14 million customers. The company is dedicated to providing testing and wellness services to help Americans combat the COVID-19 crisis.
To learn more, visit krogerhealth.com.