BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons announced Thursday it will be hosting weekly COVID-19 vaccination clinics at its corporate headquarters on Parkcenter Blvd. in Boise. The vaccines are available by appointment only to currently eligible populations.
“We’ll be offering these at our corporate office so that we can invite people in and be able to help the community with additional appointments in the area for a COVID-19 vaccine and just really be able to be apart of the solution and help the community,” Director of Pharmacy Operations for Albertsons Savon Nikki Price said.
A news release says the clinics are designed to manage the flow of people while maintaining social distancing and a safe environment. The clinics are currently scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following days:
- Friday, February 26
- Saturday, February 27
- Saturday, March 6
- Saturday, March 13
- Saturday, March 20
- Saturday, March 27
- Saturday, April 3
- Saturday, April 10
- Saturday, April 17
- Saturday, April 24
- Saturday, May 1
Right now in Idaho, those 65 and older, healthcare workers, educators and first responders can get the vaccine. To schedule an appointment, click here. The website is only accepting appointments for the clinics on February 26 and 27.
Albertsons expects to have around 400 appointments per clinic now until vaccine doses increase across the country and in the state. In order to ensure no cancellations due to vaccine shipment delays, Albertsons will release appointments only a couple of weeks in advance.
“We’ll put it out for a couple of weeks at a time and the reason being is we don’t want to be too far out not knowing how things will change. We all know that with COVID in general, things change weekly, daily on a regular basis so we just want to, so we don’t have to cancel anyone's appointment for any reason,” Price said.
Eligible members of the public can also find appointments at select Albertsons pharmacies by clicking here. The release says new appointments are added to the online scheduler as more vaccine becomes available. Demand for the vaccine is high and appointments are claimed quickly.
“We’re extremely excited to be able to present these and to welcome community members and residents into our stores but also into our clinic settings as well,” Price said.
The release asks the public to check the website first for the most up-to-date information, before calling your local store or pharmacy.