Rite Aid Pharmacies to Host Flu & Pneumonia Shot Clinics November 18-20 At Nearly 1,300 Locations
More than 1,300 Immunizing Rite Aid Pharmacists Offer Flu and Other Vaccinations Throughout the Year
Flu and Other Vaccinations Offered Year-Round at In-Store Clinics at Select Rite Aid Pharmacies
Camp Hill, PA . - Nearly 1,300 Rite Aid pharmacies will offer a one-day flu clinic on November 18, 19 or 20 to help patients stay healthy this season. Flu shots are available at no cost for patients with Medicare Part B health coverage and $30 for all other patients. Pneumonia shots are available for $45. A list of participating locations and the date and time of each clinic is available at www.riteaid.com or by calling 1-866-751-1494.
Flu season typically begins in the United States in mid-November and continues through mid-May, with the highest concentration of cases occurring between December and April. Flu symptoms include headache, chills, body aches, fever, fatigue, sore throat and dry cough. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that the single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot each fall.
Flu shots will be given at participating Rite Aid pharmacies from 2 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18; Wednesday, November 19 or Thursday, November 20. No appointment is necessary, and shots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. All vaccinations will be administered by licensed healthcare professionals. Most patients can be accommodated at the flu clinics; however some health and age restrictions may apply. Patients should talk to the provider onsite to discuss specific circumstances.
More than 1,300 Rite Aid pharmacists throughout the country are specially trained to offer vaccinations throughout the year for patients age 11 or older (patients must be age 18 or older in some states). For additional information on pharmacies that offer year-round immunizations, including those for diseases like hepatitis A and B and shingles, visit www.riteaid.com. In addition, patients can receive flu shots and other vaccinations at Lindora Health, Sutter Express Care, St. Alphonsus Express Care and MultiCare Express in-store clinics located inside select Rite Aid pharmacies year round.
According to the CDC, some groups are at increased risk for serious complications from the flu, including:
-Children from 6 months through age 18 and adults age 50 and older
-Individuals with long-term health problems like diabetes; heart, kidney or lung disease; asthma; anemia or other blood disorders
-Individuals with certain muscle or nerve disorders (such as seizure disorders or cerebral palsy)
-Individuals whose immune response may be suppressed because of cancer treatment or HIV/AIDS
-Women who will be pregnant during the influenza season
-Residents of chronic care facilities
-People in close or frequent contact with high-risk groups, e.g., caregivers and healthcare workers.
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