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Sanofi Pasteur Fluzone Intradermal tour visits Seattle-area Walgreens
September 24th, 2012
SWIFTWATER, Pa., and KIRKLAND, Wash. – Sanofi Pasteur brought its Fluzone Intradermal Vaccine Coop de Quill VacciNation Tour to Seattle-area Walgreens drug store as part of its effort to raise awareness about the need to get vaccinated for influenza.
The company said that to help improve flu immunization rates, the Coop de Quill VacciNation Tour visited the Walgreens at N.E. 85th Street in Kirkland, Wash., for a flu clinic event to educate adults about available vaccine options and encourage annual flu shots.
"The one thing we know about flu season is that it's unpredictable, and the single most important thing people can do to help prevent getting or spreading the flu is to get their annual flu vaccination," Robbie Jacobs, Walgreens' market pharmacy director, said in a statement. "These events are an opportunity to talk with customers and others in the community about influenza and which vaccine option may be right for them. Helping protect more people from the flu is one of the ways we aim to help customers get, stay and live well."
Flu clinic attendees had the opportunity to have one-on-one discussions with a Walgreens pharmacist to better understand the importance of annual flu vaccination, how to help protect themselves and their loved ones, and the various vaccine options available for people ages 18 to 64. Attendees were also able to immunized with Fluzone Intradermal vaccine, which features an ultra-thin, 90% smaller needle that's administered just under the skin.
Sanofi Pasteur said the Coop de Quill vehicle, which features a supersized rooftop 3D structure of the Fluzone Intradermal vaccine, was on-site for attendees to interact with. The company added that for adults unable to attend the flu clinic event, immunization options, including Fluzone Intradermal vaccine, are available at Walgreens pharmacies in Seattle throughout the flu season.
After the event in Seattle, the Coop de Quill vehicle is slated to make stops in three additional tour cities: San Francisco; Raleigh, N.C.; and Baltimore throughout the flu season. Other cities visited via the tour, done in participation with pharmacy chains CVS and Rite Aid as well as Walgreens, were San Francisco and Chicago. Actor Chris O'Donnell is serving as a spokesman for the tour to spotlight the need for people to get a flu vaccination and to highlight the different flu vaccine options.