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Rite Aid extends COVID-19 vaccine priority scheduling period for teachers, school staff and childcare providers

Rite Aid has extended the priority COVID-19 vaccine scheduling period for teachers, school staff and childcare providers, in accordance with a directive from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Biden Administration, to ensure these groups are vaccinated during the month of March.

Continuing last week’s initiative, the scheduling of select COVID-19 vaccine appointments at Rite Aid will be available exclusively to qualifying educators, school staff and licensed childcare program staff on the following days: Friday, March 19; Saturday, March 20; Friday, March 26; and Saturday, March 27. Those eligible during these priority periods include:

  • Pre-Kindergarten – 12th grade educators and staff
  • Childcare workers
  • Family childcare providers
  • Head Start & Early Head Start staff

For otherwise eligible individuals, as decided by state and local guidelines, appointments will be available for scheduling all other days in the month of March. The Rite Aid scheduling tool, built for eligible individuals in the eight states and two local jurisdictions where we currently administer vaccines through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, can be found at

Rite Aid recognizes and appreciates the hard work of our teachers, school employees, and childcare staff over the last year. The company is proud to continue its work to help bring an end to the pandemic and protect our communities – including educators – from COVID-19.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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