GOUVERNEUR, NY – This week, all NY Kinney pharmacies will receive initial doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to administer to those age 75+ ONLY. Appointments will be available at all NY Kinney pharmacies for those age 75+ beginning Thursday, January 14, 2021.

IMPORTANT: By New York State mandate, Kinney Pharmacists will be able to vaccinate ONLY people AGE 75+ by APPOINTMENT ONLY. In addition, eligible people MUST complete New York State’s mandated vaccination forms and schedule their vaccination appointments ONLINE.

Interested persons should visit: https://kinneydrugs.com/pharmacy/covid-19/vaccination-scheduling/ny/ for all necessary information, including:

  • How to schedule a vaccination appointment (for those 75+ ONLY);
  • Link to all NYS-mandated online forms;
  • Link to Kinney’s online appointment scheduler;
  • Expectations for vaccination appointments;
  • Senior transportation resources by county;
  • Facts on the Moderna vaccine; and
  • Cost (there will be no out-of-pocket cost to the patient).

“Since the onset of the pandemic, it has been Kinney’s top priority to be there for our communities to provide the medications, supplies, and care they need,” said Rebecca Bubel, R.Ph. President of Kinney Drugs. “For several weeks, we have been providing drive-through COVID testing in many of our pharmacies, and we are proud that our Kinney pharmacists are now part of the vaccination solution. As we have since 1903, our employee-owners remain 100% committed to supporting our communities on the front lines and will help bring this pandemic under control.”

About Kinney Drugs: Founded in Gouverneur, NY in 1903, today the independent, employee-owned company operates 96 stores in New York and Vermont. Kinney Drugs is part of the KPH Healthcare Services family of companies, a national provider of pharmaceutical and healthcare services with complementary businesses in both the retail and commercial segments of the industry. KPH is comprised of six divisions: (1) Kinney Drugs, a chain of full-service drug stores located throughout New York and Vermont; (2) Health Direct Institutional Pharmacy Services, which serves long-term care and alternative care needs; (3) ProAct, Inc., a pharmacy benefit management company with sales offices throughout the country and a mail-order pharmacy; (4) Noble Health Services, a specialty pharmacy that dispenses medications used to treat complex and chronic diseases; (5) Kinnect™, an on-site clinical care pharmacy; and (6) Aristacare, an infusion therapy pharmacy that offers both in-home infusion therapy (with HomeLife specialized nursing support) and operates an ambulatory infusion center. KPH Healthcare Services is an employee-owned company with approximately 4,300 employees that provides the highest quality pharmacy and healthcare services. Every aspect of KPH’s business is guided by the values of excellence, moral responsibility, and community spirit.