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Walgreens flu study says more people plan to get a flu shot

Walgreens flu study says more people plan to get a flu shot

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Nearly two-thirds of Americans plan to get a flu shot this year, according to Walgreens 2018-2019 Flu Season Survey. The survey reported that with missed holiday parties and postponed vacations,  last year’s flu season led to loads of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) as the strain of Influenza A led to more

Bartell Drugs offers convenient flu shot program

Bartell Drugs offers convenient flu shot program

SEATTLE – Bartell’s pharmacy is prepared to help protect customers from the flu with a fast and easy vaccination program. Receiving an annual flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications. “Flu vaccinations can help reduce flu illnesses, doctor’s visits and missed work or school

Rite Aid aims to create flu free communities with marketing campaign

Rite Aid aims to create flu free communities with marketing campaign

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Health officials say getting a flu shot early can help prevent the flu from spreading among communities, which is the mission of leading drugstore chain Rite Aid. Through an integrated marketing initiative rolling out this month, Rite Aid is urging people of all ages to get a flu shot to help create

Seasonal flu vaccinations now available at Giant Food

Seasonal flu vaccinations now available at Giant Food

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food announced today that flu shots are once again available at all of its in-store pharmacies for both adults and children. The vaccinations are administered by Giant’s dedicated and certified in-store pharmacists and are often covered in-full by most insurance plans. “Giant welcomes everyone to come speak to one of our pharmacists

Pharmacy chains point to rising flu activity

Pharmacy chains point to rising flu activity

NEW YORK — Reports from pharmacy retailers indicate that flu activity has been on the rise. Supercenter chain Meijer Inc. said Monday that purchases of over-the-counter cold and flu remedies at its stores have climbed 30% in recent weeks. The sales increase, according to Meijer pharmacists, suggests a troubling trend: Many consumers may have passed

Rite Aid, CVS offer flu shot incentives

Rite Aid, CVS offer flu shot incentives

NEW YORK — In support of National Influenza Vaccination Week, Rite Aid and CVS Pharmacy are giving consumers more reasons to come to their pharmacies for a flu shot. Rite Aid is offering customers $5 off the cash price of a flu vaccination through Dec. 17. The standard trivalent flu shot costs $27.99 and the

London Drugs makes itself a flu shot destination

London Drugs makes itself a flu shot destination

RICHMOND, British Columbia — London Drugs is spotlighting its pharmacies as a convenient place for Canadians to get a flu shot. The western Canada drug chain said the 2016-17 seasonal flu vaccine is available at all of its 78 stores. Patients can book appointments online or call a London Drugs pharmacy. All locations also offer

Flu shot campaign begins at Jean Coutu

VARENNES, Quebec — The Jean Coutu Group and its pharmacist-owners have launched a campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the need to get a flu shot. Called “Protect Your Health and That of Your Loved Ones,” the initiative is designed to support a public health effort for flu prevention, Coutu said. The flu shots will

Albertsons pharmacies serve up no-appointment flu shots

Albertsons pharmacies serve up no-appointment flu shots

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has begun offering flu shots on a walk-in basis at its more than 1,700 supermarket pharmacy locations. The food and drug retailer said flu vaccinations are available with no appointment necessary through February at the pharmacies of such stores as Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United

CVS: Convenience, coverage sway flu shot decisions

CVS: Convenience, coverage sway flu shot decisions

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Convenience and insurance coverage are chief factors for consumers in deciding where to get a flu shot, according to a poll from CVS Health. A Harris Poll online survey of 2,000 U.S. adults in July, conducted for CVS Pharmacy, found that 34% of respondents who have ever received the flu shot determine

Kroger, The Little Clinic take aim at the flu, hunger

Kroger, The Little Clinic take aim at the flu, hunger

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is supporting Feeding America food banks through a new health and wellness program with its in-store pharmacies and The Little Clinic retail health clinics. Kroger said Monday that through April 1, 2017, it will donate one meal via the Feeding America food bank network for each flu shot administered at its

Walgreens kicks off annual flu shot push

Walgreens kicks off annual flu shot push

DEERFIELD, Ill. — As the nation enters the back-to-school season, Walgreens has launched its yearly flu vaccination campaign. The drug chain said Monday that it’s offering flu shots on a walk-in basis at all of Walgreens pharmacies nationwide, Duane Reade pharmacies in metropolitan New York and Walgreens Healthcare Clinic retail clinics. Depending on the location,