GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. – Kinney Drugs is encouraging its customers, especially during National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 4-8), to schedule their flu shots in advance of the holiday season and the new year celebrations. Flu shots are available for ages 2 and up in New York and 3 and up in Vermont at any of the nearly 100 Kinney Drugs locations across the two states.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), receiving the influenza vaccine is the most effective way to prevent oneself from getting sick with the flu. Flu vaccination can also reduce the severity of symptoms, lower the risk of hospitalizations or complications, and protect vulnerable groups within the community such as older adults, children, those that have chronic conditions or are pregnant.
“We are all looking forward to enjoying the holidays with our family and friends, and it’s important to do it as safely as possible,” said John Marraffa, president, Kinney Drugs. “By getting your flu shot, you help protect yourself, your family, and your community, so don’t wait.”
Kinney Drugs offers a convenient and safe way to get vaccinated. Customers can schedule an appointment online at http://kinneydrugs.com/locations/appointments or by visiting their local Kinney Drugs pharmacy.