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Tops partners with Department of Health and Human Services to offer COVID-19 vaccine

Tops Friendly Markets is partnering with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to offer COVID-19 vaccines.

“Tops Friendly Markets pharmacies are proud to be among one of the first sites receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) partnerships,” said Matthew Hamed, director of Pharmacy for Tops. “As members of Topco, a network of independent retailers, we are able to offer the same opportunities for our customers as the larger chains. This partnership with HHS will allow our pharmacies to provide access to those who may not otherwise have access to the vaccine.”

Both Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna have developed COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorized for emergency use by the FDA. Each vaccine is a two dose series. Once Phase 2 of the vaccine distribution begins and it is made available to retail pharmacies, Tops will follow the guidelines set forth by state and federal governments. No official timeframe has been given on when that will be. The CDC’s goal is for every adult who wants a vaccine to have it by the end of 2021.

For more information on the roll out plan for the COVID-19 vaccination, customers may call consumer affairs at 800-522-2522 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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