Kroger vaccine clinics opening in Owensboro, Madisonville

Kroger vaccine clinics opening in Owensboro, Madisonville

KENTUCKY (WFIE) - A couple of Kroger vaccine clinics opened Friday in Western Kentucky.

It was announced by Governor Andy Beshear last week that some Tri-State Krogers will have those.

The Kroger Owensboro Frederica Street and Madisonville Island Ford vaccination clinics opened Friday after their shipment of vaccines had been delayed.

“We all saw a crazy amount of snow come in,” said Erin Grant, a Kroger representative.

Recent winter storms across the United States delayed the arrival of vaccine shipments to Kroger’s Owensboro Frederica Street and Madisonville Island Ford vaccination clinics.

“We are really, really excited to be able to finally open up,” said Grant.

If you tried booking an appointment online in the past 24 hours, you may have not been able to. Kroger officials tell us there was an oversight, which has since been fixed.

“Just make sure to fill out the information correctly and as accurately as you can because then we’ll make sure that,” explained Grant. “That information is inputted in our system.”

When you search a clinic location, be sure to include the street address, city, and zip code so the website can properly register the information.

Kroger suggests you check their website at midnight when their appointment availability gets updated.

To schedule an appointment, you can visit Kroger’s website or call 1-866-211-5320.

Those eligible include Kentuckians in Phase 1A and Phase 1B.

When you come to the appointment, bring an ID and insurance card. If you don’t have insurance, you can still get vaccinated.

“So you’ll just simply walk into the store, check-in with the little clinic or pharmacist and they’ll be able to tell you where you need to stay. And then after you’ve received your vaccine, where you can isolate and rest for a 15-minute window,” said Grant.

Kroger has vaccinated 17,000 Kentuckians. Kroger officials tell us they plan on opening more sites across Kentucky as more vaccines become available.

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