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Winn-Dixie to provide work-site vaccinations
August 30th, 2010
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As part of its flu immunization effort, Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. plans to offer flu shots to employers as well as individuals.
The Southeastern food and drug retailer said it will begin providing flu vaccines on a walk-in basis and through flu shot clinics at all of its 379 in-store pharmacies on Sept. 1. The immunization costs $28, and those using their Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Card get a $5 discount.
Winn-Dixie’s pharmacies will also offer a new high-dosage flu vaccine for those 65 and older for $43 with the Customer Reward Card ($48 for noncardholders) this year. Both the regular and high-dose flu vaccines provide protection against the seasonal flu and the H1N1 virus.
In addition this year, Winn-Dixie said it also is providing an off-site clinic service for local businesses as a way to help boost immunization rates.
"Winn-Dixie strives to provide healthy and easy choices for our customers," stated Robin Miller, Winn-Dixie's director of communications. "Besides the convenience of in-store vaccinations, offering these vaccines at competitive rates will save our customers and their health insurers more than $2 million."
The supermarket chain, which has 514 stores in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi, added that it also offers automatic prescription refills and low-cost health screenings, such as cholesterol tests and female and male wellness panels.