Rite Aid to Dedicate ‘Vaccination Days’ to NJ Educators

By Amaya Morales

Managing Editor

Drugstore chain Rite Aid is setting aside four specific days for educators, school staff and childcare providers to schedule a vaccine appointment, Patch.com reports.

Rite Aid’s effort to get this group vaccinated follows a directive from the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Biden Administration, Patch.com continues.

The company announced it would add four days to the priority window through the end of the month, according to nj.com.

The dates are as followed:

  • Friday, March 19
  • Saturday, March 20
  • Friday, March 26
  • Saturday, March 27

“Rite Aid recognizes and appreciates the hard work of our teachers, school employees, and childcare staff over the last year,” the pharmacy chain said in a statement, nj.com added.

The effort to get more essential workers vaccinated, especially educators and other school personnel, is crucial to getting the state back on its feet and shows a promising return to schools sooner than expected.

COVID-19 Numbers

There was an increase of 4,392 positive COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, with 542 more new cases in Bergen County. 

Sat. 3/20/2021Fri. 3/19/2021
New Jersey858,000853,349
Bergen County85,58685,044

*Numbers according to Google Statistics.

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NJ educators and other school personnel will have exclusive access to schedule appointments to receive the vaccine through Rite Aid. Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com