Fred Meyer to provide COVID-19 vaccine, following federal roll-out plan

Posted at 11:19 AM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 10:17:59-05

PORTLAND, Ore. — Fred Meyer announced Monday it will partner with state health departments and the federal government to provide access to the FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine. The chain will follow the federal roll-out plan for the vaccine, according to a news release.

There are 133 Fred Meyer pharmacies in the Pacific Northwest, giving them the ability to efficiently give the vaccine to a large portion of the population.

“At Fred Meyer, we are committed to helping people live healthier lives. We have been diligent to do our part in the community to stop the spread of the virus,” said Abdi Osman, Director of Pharmacy, Health and Wellness at Fred Meyer. “Affordable antibody testing is now available at all Fred Meyer pharmacies, and our team of healthcare professionals are actively preparing for the authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine. Fred Meyer stands with you to keep the Pacific Northwest and the surrounding communities healthy and safe.”

Fred Meyer has offered in-clinic, at home and drive through COVID-19 tests. They also offer free COVID-19 testing to all frontline associates.

Kroger, the parent company for Fred Meyer, is also the first retailer to offer rapid antibody tests for $25. Antibody testing helps people know if they were previously infected with COVID-19. If you would like to schedule an appointment for a rapid antibody test, click here.