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Safeway offers grocery discount with flu shot
September 27th, 2012
PLEASANTON, Calif. – Safeway is giving its grocery customers extra incentive to get a flu vaccination at its pharmacies.
The food and drug retailer said Thursday customers receiving a flu shot at a Safeway pharmacy will receive a 10%-off coupon that can be used toward their next grocery purchase.
"Safeway pharmacists are committed to caring for their patients' health in myriad ways, ranging from immunizations and medication management to counseling patients on health and wellness," Darren Singer, senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Safeway, said in a statement. "Safeway strives to be a one-stop shop for our customers, particularly those who are mindful of their health and who want to take the necessary steps in their lives to stay healthy, such as getting immunized every flu season."
The supermarket chain provides flu shots at all of its approximately 1,400 pharmacy locations during normal business hours, seven days a week, on a walk-in basis. Its pharmacies offer a full range of flu vaccines, including a high dose that is targeted at people age 65 and older.
Overall, Safeway operates 1,666 supermarkets in the United States and western Canada.