Workers needed to help keep up with COVID-19 vaccine demands in the Valley

Flu Vaccine
Posted at 12:32 PM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 21:34:01-05

PHOENIX — It is a career where the work will save lives and get the world back on track.

There has been a lot of talk surrounding the coronavirus vaccine, especially since its arrival in Arizona earlier this week.

But it takes people to provide those doses.

"This isn't a 'one-and-done.' This is a part of a rolling effort that we're continuing to do for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, RNs in particular," said CVS Health Vice President of Talent Acquisition Jeff Lackey. "So, when we look at the vaccine, those are the areas... those are the skill sets that we're looking for to help with the vaccine."

Lackey explained to the Rebound Arizona about how the company has been working to hire 15,000 people nationwide since October.

"Within the greater Phoenix area, we have over 325 pharmacy openings right now," said Lackey.

To look at the open positions currently available within CVS, click here.

Walgreens is also trying to hire nearly 10,000 people.

"I have a lot of confidence in our ability to distribute and administer this vaccine," said Dr. Kevin Ban, Chief Medical Officer at Walgreens

But positions there are not just medical.

Their stores and pharmacies have seen an increase in demand. They need pharmacy staff. But, they also need Customer Service Associates, Shift Leads, even Beauty Consultants.

There are also bonus opportunities for pharmacy staff.

To learn more about Walgreens and their open positions, click here.

Embry Women's Health is also looking for medical staff, as well.

However, they are hiring for people who do not have a medical background.

The facility needs staff to keep the lines moving and to check people in when getting tested and receiving the vaccine.

To learn more about Embry Women's Health openings, click here.

"This vaccine represents a hope for so many people," said Lackey.