Rite Aid and Bartell Drugs Announce Availability of Appointments for Updated COVID-19 Vaccine

16 September 2023

Following FDA authorization and CDC recommendation, Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) has announced that eligible customers can now schedule appointments to receive the updated COVID-19 (2023-2024) vaccines at its locations and Bartell Drugs locations in the Pacific Northwest. Appointments are available starting on Friday, September 22.

Karen Staniforth, Chief Pharmacy Officer at Rite Aid, stated, "Rite Aid looks forward to providing our customers access to the updated COVID-19 (2023-2024) vaccine to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our communities heading into respiratory season. We strongly encourage everyone to prepare by staying up to date on all recommended immunizations."

The updated COVID-19 vaccine offers enhanced protection against currently circulating variants of COVID-19 and is recommended for individuals six months and older. According to the CDC, individuals who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine in the past two months should receive the updated vaccine. Rite Aid pharmacists are trained to immunize customers ages three and older.

Eligible Rite Aid customers can schedule an appointment at www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/scheduler, while Bartell Drugs customers can use the online scheduling tool provided. The online scheduling tool also allows customers to schedule other immunizations, including the flu vaccine, and both the COVID-19 and flu vaccinations can be administered during the same appointment.

About Rite Aid Corporation

Rite Aid is a comprehensive pharmacy dedicated to improving health outcomes. Rite Aid offers a range of convenient services, including retail and delivery pharmacy, as well as services through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Elixir, Bartell Drugs, and Health Dialog. Elixir, Rite Aid's pharmacy benefits and services company, includes accredited mail and specialty pharmacies, prescription discount programs, and a leading adjudication platform that delivers an exceptional member experience and cost savings. Health Dialog provides healthcare coaching and disease management services through live online and phone health services. Bartell Drugs, a regional chain, has been serving the health and wellness needs of the Seattle area for over 130 years. Rite Aid employs over 6,300 pharmacists and operates more than 2,300 retail pharmacy locations across 17 states. For more information, visit www.riteaid.com.