Brookshire Brothers to Offer Free COVID-19 Shots
Brookshire Brothers said it will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to Canyon Lake residents at no charge, as the shots become available.
In a statement, Brookshire Brothers said it is proud to be one of the first retailers in the nation to offer the vaccine.
The company said pharmacists in its Texas and Louisiana stores are trained to provide immunizations and already are “important immunizers” in the communities where the chain operates its stores.
In Canyon Lake, Brookshire Brothers’ pharmacy is located at 18275 FM 306.
“This is consistent with our commitment to being a trusted resource for our commnities,” said Laura Edmundson, director of Clinical Pharmacy Programs for Brookshire Brothers. “Pharmacists and their staff are some of the most-accessible healthcare professionals in the nation, and we stand ready to help increase access and convenience for people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, once it is approved and available to us.”
Brookshire Brothers said it is “honored” to partner with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the states of Texas and Louisiana to provide vaccinations to customers.
HHS is working with large-chain pharmacies and networks that represent independent pharmacies and regional chains — including those in retail and grocery chains – to improve access to the vaccine across the country, particularly in underserved areas.
“The vast majority of Americans live within five miles of a pharmacy, and our new agreement with pharmacy partners across America is a critical step toward making sure all Americans have access to safe-and-effective vaccines when they are available,” HHS Secretary Alex Azar said.
The vaccine will be available in a phased approach. The first doses are for healthcare workers and residents of long-term healthcare facilities. Essential workers and other high-risk individuals will receive the second round of immunizations.
Brookshire Brothers said the vaccine will be available to the general public by spring or early summer of 2021. The vaccine will be administered at no cost to patients.