Rochester, N.Y., January 11, 2021 – Following New York State guidance, nine Wegmans locations in New York State will receive a limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine to distribute to people age 75 and older, as well as Wegmans Pharmacy employees. Participating Wegmans Pharmacy locations include:
Rochester: Eastway, Pittsford, Chili-Paul, Mt. Read, East Avenue
Buffalo: Alberta Drive, Sheridan Drive
Syracuse: Fairmount, Dewitt
In order to receive the COVID-19 vaccination at Wegmans, those 75+ must schedule an appointment by visiting Wegmans.com/Pharmacy or calling 1-800-207-6099. Vaccinations will NOT be administered to anyone without an appointment OR photo ID for proof of age eligibility. Per NYS guidance, we are not able to vaccinate the other groups eligible in phase 1 at this time.
“We value this opportunity to help increase the vaccination rates in New York State and help control the COVID-19 pandemic as we all work toward the ultimate goal of achieving herd immunity throughout our communities,” said John Carlo, Wegmans SVP, pharmacy. “We understand there are many out there who are interested in receiving the vaccine as soon as possible, and we are working hard every day to be ready when vaccinations become available more broadly. Until then, we ask for everyone’s patience and understanding as we begin vaccinating and focus first on those in our community who are age 75 and older.”
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 104-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts and North Carolina. The family company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 23 consecutive years, ranking #3 in 2020. The company was also ranked #1 for corporate reputation among the 100 most visible companies, according to the 2019 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient® study.