Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Meijer pharmacists suggest scheduling the updated COVID-19 booster, which targets the most commonly circulating BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron strains and is available at Meijer pharmacies. Other vaccines, including flu shots, can be scheduled at the same time.
“The pace of our household routines began to increase with the return to school and will extend through the holidays into the new year,” said Jackie Morse, Meijer VP of pharmacy.
“Combining your flu and other vaccinations when receiving your updated COVID-19 booster not only saves time but can have real benefit as we look forward to spending time with friends or attending concerts, sporting events, and family gatherings.”
All Meijer pharmacies across the Midwest are offering the updated booster vaccine, as well as vaccines for shingles, pneumonia, whooping cough, meningitis and tetanus.
To schedule a vaccine appointment, text “COVID” or “flu” to 75049 or visit clinic.meijer.com.
According to CDC guidance, all vaccinators must wear masks and follow specific protocols to disinfect all surfaces and areas where shots are administered between each patient. Customers are required to wear masks during the vaccination’s administration. Most Meijer pharmacies have private consultation rooms where patients can receive their immunizations.
Depending on age, health status and state regulations, Meijer offers a variety of vaccine options. For more information on the different kinds of vaccines and the importance of the flu shot, refer to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Vaccinations at Meijer may also count as prescription credits in the mPerks Pharmacy Rewards Program, which allows customers to earn savings on future purchases in the store.