The call came on a Tuesday — the small, independently owned pharmacy in Shorewood would be getting about 100 doses of COVID-19 vaccine the following day.
By the time that first shipment arrived on Jan. 13, North Shore Pharmacy owner Kyle Beyer had gotten a list of independent front-line health care workers hoping to get vaccinated from the local health department, scheduled appointments and was ready to get started.
Beyer and the small crew at the nearly century-old pharmacy, which until recently was named Thompson's Serv-U-Pharmacy, had by the end of that week administered all 111 doses of vaccine.
"That's something a large organization, a large chain pharmacy, just would not be able to do," Beyer said. "We take a lot of pride in being able to be flexible and quickly adapt to those needs."