Brightside Academy and Rite Aid host on site COVID-19 vaccination clinic for frontline essential childcare staff and educators

Pittsburgh, PA (March 22, 2021) – Brightside Academy has partnered with Rite Aid to administer
COVID-19 vaccines at an on-site clinic for their early education childcare professionals. On
Saturday, March 20, 2021, Brightside Academy hosted its first vaccination clinic at their regional
training center in Philadelphia for educators to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine.

Brightside Academy employs over 400 committed educators and serves over 3,000 students.
Childcare is an essential business that requires in-person services to be open at our 33
locations across Pennsylvania. Providing vaccine clinics to their educators who are on the front
lines every day, will offer peace of mind and help them remain healthy and safe to continue
servicing the local communities.

“Brightside Academy has remained committed to establishing a safe space to work and learn.
The vaccine is a personal decision, however, our educators know that the vaccine can be key to
operating in our new norm and we are here to support them with that.” – Tamara Cooper, COO,
Brightside Academy
“Navigating the process of receiving the vaccine is cumbersome for our educators who are
working during the hours when most clinics are offered. Partnering with Rite Aid, enabled us to
offer the vaccine in a safe, efficient, and convenient manner. I would like to thank the team at
Rite Aid for working with Brightside Academy on this initiative to ensure that our dedicated
educators have access to the vaccine.” – Jack Safer, CEO, Brightside Academy  


About Brightside Academy: Brightside Academy is a leader in child care and early education that
provides all families access to a high-quality early educational experience. Brightside Academy operates
academies in multiple cities throughout Pennsylvania and is headquartered in Pittsburgh. For more
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About Rite Aid Corporation: Rite Aid Corporation is on the front lines of delivering healthcare services
and retail products to more than 1.6 million Americans daily. Our pharmacists are uniquely positioned to
engage with customers and improve their health outcomes. We provide an array of whole being health
products and services for the entire family through over 2,400 retail pharmacy locations across 17 states.