Flu Shots Now Available At All Rite Aid Pharmacies Nationwide
Camp Hill, PA – Over 11,500 Rite Aid certified immunizing pharmacists are now able to administer flu shots to customers looking to shield themselves from the flu. Customers can visit any of the 4,700 Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide and receive a flu shot, subject to state regulations, during pharmacy hours. Flu shots are $27.99 each and are covered by many insurance plans, including Medicare Part B. To locate the nearest Rite Aid pharmacy, visit www.riteaid.com or call 1-800-RITE-AID.
Anyone who gets a flu shot at Rite Aid will receive a free coupon booklet that offers over $100 in savings, while supplies last. The booklet includes savings on health and wellness, beauty and household items and other products available at Rite Aid. Members of Rite Aid’s free customer loyalty program, wellness+, will earn 25 points when they get their flu shot (prescriptions paid for in whole or in part by state or federal healthcare programs such as Medicare or Medicaid and prescriptions filled in New York and New Jersey are not eligible by law for accrual of points).
“As one of the most accessible health care providers, Rite Aid pharmacists play a vital role in the health and well-being of their patients and communities every day, and especially during flu season,” said Robert Thompson, Rite Aid Executive Vice President of Pharmacy. “With every Rite Aid pharmacist now able to administer flu shots, it’s easier than ever to protect yourself and your loved ones this flu season.”
Rite Aid pharmacists are also able to administer vaccinations for 12 other diseases, such as pertussis (Whooping Cough), shingles and pneumonia, subject to state regulations. To learn more about Rite Aid’s year-round immunization program, visit www.riteaid.com.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months and older get a flu shot as soon as it is available. Flu season in the United States can begin as early as October and can continue through mid-May, with the highest concentration of cases occurring between December and April. The CDC advises that the single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot as soon as it is available Flu symptoms include headache, body aches, fever, fatigue, sore throat and dry cough. Additional information about the upcoming flu season can be found at www.cdc.gov.
Rite Aid is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with approximately 4,700 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia with fiscal 2011 annual revenues of $25.2 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through Rite Aid’s website at www.riteaid.com.
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