Teachers who are interested in getting a vaccine are eligible to do so now at their local pharmacy, thanks to a federal plan. On March 2, President Joe Biden announced a directive that all states prioritize school staff and childcare workers for COVID-19 vaccination and is challenging states to get teachers, school staff and workers in childcare programs their first shot by the end of March. According to the CDC, to help states do this, the federal pharmacy program will prioritize vaccinating all school staff and childcare workers during the month of March. Teachers and staff in pre-K-12 schools and childcare programs will be able to sign up for an appointment at over 9,000 pharmacy locations participating in the program nationwide.
In Missouri, those locations are
- Walmart, Inc.
- Health Mart Pharmacies
- Hy-Vee, Inc.
- CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
Individuals who are interested in getting vaccinated at their local pharmacy should check the pharmacy’s website, visit https://vaccinefinder.org/ to find out if they are eligible and if vaccine is available.
The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination is a collaboration between the federal government, states and territories, and 21 national pharmacy partners and independent pharmacy networks to increase access to COVID-19 vaccination across the United States.