Giant Eagle is prepared to give COVID-19 shots to the general population as soon as the government makes more available for broader distribution.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – You’ll be able to get a COVID-19 shot at Giant Eagle pharmacies when the vaccine is available to the general public.

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A statement from a spokesperson Friday says Giant Eagle Pharmacy is right now helping the state and local health departments administer the vaccine to people in the 1A group. That includes people most at-risk like health care workers and those in long-term care facilities.

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Giant Eagle will be prepared to give it to the general population when the government makes enough vaccine available.

The company says nearly every one of their 700 pharmacists is a licensed vaccinator.

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Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine has said it will be months before manufacturers will be able to make enough doses to immunize the general public. A break down of the state’s phased vaccination plan can be found here.