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Rite Aid supports National Influenza Vaccination Week
December 6th, 2010
CAMP HILL, Pa. – Rite Aid Corp. plans to continue offering flu shots at more than 3,000 of its pharmacies in recognition of National Influenza Vaccination Week.
The drug store chain said Monday that over 7,000 certified immunizing pharmacists at Rite Aid stores nationwide have been have been administering flu vaccines since the company launched its flu immunization program in August.
National Influenza Vaccination Week, established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to highlight the importance of influenza vaccination throughout the holiday season and beyond, runs through Dec. 11.
Rite Aid got an early jump with its flu vaccination program this season when it announced in late July that more than 3,000 of its pharmacies nationwide would begin accepting advance reservations from customers for seasonal flu shots. The chain drug retailer also held flu shot clinics in more than 800 stores across the country in October and November.
Anyone who gets a flu shot at Rite Aid receives a free coupon booklet that offers over $100 in savings. The booklet includes discounts on health and wellness, beauty and household items and other products available at Rite Aid.
Flu vaccines at Rite Aid cost $24.99. This year, the CDC has recommended that everyone age 6 months and older get the influenza vaccination, which protects against seasonal flu and the H1N1 flu virus.
Flu season in the United States can begin as early as November and can continue through mid-May, with the highest concentration of cases occurring between December and April, according to Rite Aid.