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Study says flu vaccines at pharmacies can save lives, costs

Study says flu vaccines at pharmacies can save lives, costs

BALTIMORE, Md. — A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that in the event of a flu epidemic caused by a novel virus, using pharmacies to administer flu vaccines could save thousands of lives and billions of dollars. Millions each year already get their annual flu

Hy-Vee ready with vaccine for the 2018-2019 flu season

Hy-Vee ready with vaccine for the 2018-2019 flu season

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced that the flu vaccine is available at its more than 250 Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations throughout its eight-state region without an appointment or prescription. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each year to prevent getting and

Albertsons pharmacies stocked with flu vaccine for 2018-2019 season

Albertsons pharmacies stocked with flu vaccine for 2018-2019 season

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. pharmacies are alerting U.S. communities that they are stocked with the flu vaccine and ready to immunize for the 2018-19 flu season. Getting the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available is currently the best way to prevent getting and spreading the flu virus. The Centers for Disease Control

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

GSK’s FluLaval gains expanded age indication

GSK’s FluLaval gains expanded age indication

PHILADELPHIA —  GlaxoSmithKline has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research expanding the indication for FluLaval Quadrivalent flu vaccine to include use in children ages 6 months and older. GSK said that previously FluLaval Quadrivalent was only cleared for active immunization against influenza A subtype viruses and type

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

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

Rite Aid commences flu vaccination drive

Rite Aid commences flu vaccination drive

CAMP HILL, Pa. — With the start of flu season just around the corner in the fall, Rite Aid Corp. has begun its annual immunization push by offering walk-in flu shots daily. The drug chain said Tuesday that customers can visit any of its nearly 4,600 stores to get a seasonal flu shot from a

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,

In-store flu shots catch on in Canada

TORONTO — Canadians love getting their flu vaccinations at neighborhood pharmacies, according to research released by the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies). Over 95% of those surveyed indicated they were “very satisfied” with the care they received; just 1% were “neither satisfied nor unsatisfied” with the experience. Canadians also appreciate the pharmacy flu

Kmart Pharmacy: For too many, flu shot not a priority

Kmart Pharmacy: For too many, flu shot not a priority

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Too many people still don’t feel the need to get a flu shot, a new survey from Kmart Pharmacy finds. Of more than 10,000 U.S. adults polled online, 41% said they typically don’t get a flu shot — even though 94% agree some people are particularly vulnerable to getting the flu

CVS survey spotlights the impact of the flu

CVS survey spotlights the impact of the flu

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Almost two in five U.S. adults have missed a life event because of flu-like symptoms, according to a survey from CVS/pharmacy. CVS said Monday that the online survey of over 2,000 adults, conducted by Harris Poll, found that 37% of respondents missed out on a social or work occasion because they felt

Two big chains kick off flu shot season

NEW YORK — Walgreens and Rite Aid have launched their annual flu shot campaigns, providing a range of vaccine options and making it easy to visit the pharmacy and get vaccinated. This season, Walgreens pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics nationwide and Duane Reade pharmacies in New York City will offer a trivalent flu vaccine, a needle-free