Kroger Co.'s (KR) healthcare division will provide COVID-19 vaccinations nationwide. Kroger Health has 2,200 pharmacies and 220 clinics across the country. Kroger is hiring 1,000 healthcare workers, including pharmacy technicians to help with vaccine administration, and training current staff for the task. Kroger joins Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA), CVS Health Corp. (CVS) and other companies that are hiring staff and making other arrangements ( ) to roll out the vaccine. Kroger stock is up about 7% over the past year while the S&P 500 index has gained 14.4%.
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