“Getting vaccinated is the easiest and most effective way to protect against the flu and its potentially severe consequences,” said Jocelyn Konrad, executive vice president, pharmacy and retail operations, Rite Aid. “After last year’s success, we’re excited to bring this promotion back for another flu season to reward customers across the state for getting vaccinated early. The ideal time to get vaccinated is before flu season starts and before the flu begins spreading in your community, so we encourage everyone to stop by their local Rite Aid to get a flu shot today.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone six months and older get a flu shot early to avoid an epidemic. In California, children ages three and older are able to get a flu immunization at a pharmacy. Certain groups of people are at greater risk for complications from the flu, including people with diabetes, pregnant women, adults over 65, children under five, those with asthma and other chronic lung diseases, those with kidney and liver disorders, heart disease patients, and those with compromised immune systems.
Flu shots are covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare Part B, and are available during pharmacy hours; no appointment is necessary. To locate the nearest Rite Aid pharmacy, visit www.riteaid.com, call 1-800-RITE-AID and download the Rite Aid Mobile App to manage prescriptions, browse and shop, load coupons and manage your wellness+ rewards account anywhere or anytime.