(ST.JOSEPH, Mo) next time you are stopping in at your local pharmacy, you could even get your COVID vaccine.
“We've given over 1000 doses in the last week or so,” said Rogers Pharmacy, Rex Robinson.
Rogers Pharmacy is 1 of 8 participating pharmacies in Region H receiving this supply.
In addition to the booster doses, they will receive 200 initial doses of the vaccine, which is an increase from what they have been getting.
"Well started out very limited, it was. 100 vials here, 100 vials there. But all of a sudden, we got 300 vials of the single shot J and J. And we got some more Moderna coming in. So we're making do with what we got," said Robinson.
Rogers Pharmacy says it has been frustrating at times because they were struggling to receive their doses, and think that officials thought bigger stores would give out the most shots.
"I think originally they thought that the big chain stores would be giving the bulk of the vaccine, but they haven't gotten it for whatever reason. Plus they don't have the manpower to actually take the time to give it because they are so understaffed but we're fortunate that we have the people to give it and it's not an issue we can give 100 shots a day easily," said Robinson.
While the pharmacies continue to receive these weekly doses, Rogers Pharmacy is just glad they are able to help those in the community receive the COVID vaccine.
"It's just that we're happy to accommodate the folks whether they're our customers or not. We're just trying our best to get everybody that wants a vaccine taken care of," said Robinson.