Hy-Vee in need of 1,000 pharmacy techs to administer COVID vaccine

And COVID tests
Posted at 11:25 AM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 12:25:54-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Starting as early as Dec. 13, states might be receiving initial doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. In anticipation, Hy-Vee pharmacies are looking to hire about 1,000 full and part-time pharmacy techs to help administer it and COVID-19 tests.

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“Right now, there is a critical need for trained pharmacy technicians who can help support our pharmacies and patients as we prepare for the next step in battling this virus,” said Aaron Wiese, Hy-Vee’s executive vice president of business innovation and chief health officer. “For technicians, this is a great opportunity for them to practice at the top of their license and work for a company that offers amazing benefits, competitive wages, flexible scheduling and job advancement opportunities.”

Hy-Vee pharmacies were named one of the Department of Health and Human Services' national vaccine providers on Nov. 12.

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