— Kroger’s pharmacy has an appointment for an employee to administer the shot for a flu shot.
Krogers pharmacy manager John Schmitt confirmed the appointment.
It will be the second time in as many days that the store has had a flu vaccine scheduled for delivery, he said.
The pharmacy is expected to start dispensing the shot Thursday, Schmitt said.
If all goes well, he expects to see the shot delivered to customers by late Thursday night.
Katherine Reh, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Health, said Wednesday that Minnesota health officials are still waiting for the federal government to declare the vaccine safe to give.
It could take up to a month for Minnesota to begin dispensing that vaccine, which has been in development for about a year.
In February, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the flu shot could begin taking effect this month.
The CDC said the vaccine is safe to use for about seven weeks after the flu season ends.
The CDC said flu shots can prevent about one in three cases of flu in the United States, which is the highest rate among all developed countries.
More than half of Americans have been vaccinated, and nearly half of them are immune.