By Amanda Galley

We’re proud to partner with key healthcare providers in our region.  Folks at all levels of these organizations have been working around the clock for months to meet NY State health standards, provide a safe and secure healthcare environment, and deliver healthcare solutions to keep us all as healthy as possible.  Our partners and their teams have our admiration and respect for their continued grit, compassion, and perseverance in dealing with the ongoing effects of Covid.  Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll highlight our partners Kinney Drugs and UR Medicine and their efforts in their respective regions to deliver healthcare solutions to their communities.

Kinney Drugs is part of the KPH healthcare Services which is a family of companies.  KPH is a national provider of pharmaceutical and healthcare services with complementary businesses in both the retail and commercial segments of the industry.  Kinney Drugs is a chain of full-service drug stores located throughout New York and Vermont. 

As vaccine distribution rolls out, the Kinney team is dedicating themselves to communicating with their customers.  Starting in late December, Kinney reached out via the local press and paid media to promote their vaccine information line.  This is a webpage where consumers can choose to receive an email or text letting them know the status of vaccine availability at Kinney.     

The response from the local news community and the corresponding consumer response was immediate.  The Kinney team moved quickly to provide information to consumers about eligibility, timing, and appointment setting.   In an environment where the information changes overnight, Kinney uses their email and text capabilities to provide real-time vaccine updates.  This has been a true team effort within the KPH organization and the overwhelming response in both vaccinations and gratitude has been a testament to the strategy and effort which went in to mobilizing the communication efforts.

If you meet the current requirements or would like to sign up to be updated on vaccine availability, you can sign up to receive updates here: https://kinneydrugs.com/pharmacy/covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/