SpartanNash converts former Grand Rapids grocery store into COVID-19 booster shot site available Oct. 14 –

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A former Family Fare store in Grand Rapids has been converted into a temporary COVID-19 booster shot clinic.

SpartanNash announced the shuttered Family Fare, located at 4325 Breton Road, is reopening on Thursday, Oct. 14, as a free COVID-19 booster shot clinic for high-risk residents, according to a news release.

The clinic will operate every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the month of October. It will be open to those who qualify according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention including:

  • Pfizer recipients over the age 65 and older.
  • Residents of long-term care facilities.
  • Local residents between the ages of 50 and 64 with underlying health conditions.
  • Individuals age 18 to 49 with high-risk exposure and/or underlying medical conditions.

The company said the clinic will give local residents free and convenient access to the COVID-19 booster shot, which was authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for certain populations in September.

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The clinic opens as many vaccine “surge centers” from the earlier days of the pandemic are closing, according to the SpartanNash news release. The CDC estimates that 80% of all booster shots are or will be administered through local clinics like these.

SpartanNash is hoping to administer 400 shots into arms each day the clinic is open, according to the release. The clinic will also have flu vaccines available for those who are interested.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports 309,943 people have received a booster shot or third dose of vaccines as of this week. Sixty-five percent of additional doses were administered to people older than 65.

SpartanNash requests that all participants pre-register for the clinic and make an appointment here:

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