Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Wolf today visited the Rite-Aid location in Steelton administering COVID-19 vaccine to Pennsylvanians and providing free drive-thru testing for the virus. Prior to a press conference at the store, he was joined by Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller on a tour led by Rite-Aid Executive Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer Jocelyn Konrad.
“Rite-Aid has been a critical partner in Pennsylvania’s testing and vaccination efforts, and it is a privilege to visit the hard-working staff who are doing so much to help protect their neighbors and communities,” Gov. Wolf said. “These folks are the ones working day in and day out to put shots in arms as quickly as possible, so that the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians will be protected from COVID.”
Rite-Aid, a Pennsylvania-based company, was one of the first pharmacies to offer COVID-19 testing, which it still does at no cost at its drive-thru locations. The company is also part of the program that is helping to vaccinate residents of personal care and assisted living facilities licensed by the Department of Human Services. Rite-Aid is also a member of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Partnership, vaccinating eligible Pennsylvanians at its retail stores, and soon, administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to eligible child care workers not associated with a school as a part of the COVID-19 Task Force special initiative announced Wednesday.