CVS/pharmacy to Launch Flu Shot Donation Campaign Benefiting the USO During
Week of Veterans Day
- Company pledges up to $100,000 to USO to benefit troops and their families
through a donation made for every flu shot given by CVS/pharmacy and
MinuteClinic from November 11 - 17 -
- Those who protect our country should protect themselves with a flu shot;
service members, veterans and their families who are TRICARE patients pay
nothing for flu shots at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic -
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 7, 2012
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --In recognition of Veterans Day
on November 11, CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, is
reminding all Americans, including veterans, active duty troops and their
families, that the best way to protect themselves this flu season is to get a
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/NE50800LOGO )
To honor our military heroes and their families, CVS/pharmacy will
donate$3to the USO for every flu shot given at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic
during the week ofVeterans Day,November 11 to November 17, up to$100,000.
The Company has pledged a minimum donation of $50,000. The USO is a private,
nonprofit organization with the mission to lift the spirits of America's
troops and their families through its many morale-boosting programs and
services. Last year, CVS/pharmacy donated $50,000 to the USO through its flu
shot donation program.
"We are pleased to partner with the USO again this year to remind those who
protect our country to protect themselves with a flu shot this season," said
Papatya Tankut, RPh, Vice President of Pharmacy Affairs, CVS Caremark.
"Veterans Dayweek is an ideal time to get vaccinated before flu season peaks,
because it takes a couple of weeks after the vaccine is given to provide full
immunization against influenza."
"Every year, people across the country get flu shots to keep themselves
healthy," said USO SVP and Chief Development Officer, Kelli Seely. "Thanks to
CVS/pharmacy, Americans can take care of themselves and our military heroes at
the same time. This donation, made possible by CVS/pharmacy and its customers
will help the USO provide troops and their families with programs and services
they need most and to us, that is the best way we can say 'thank you' this
All 7,400 CVS/pharmacy stores and the more than 600 MinuteClinic walk-in
medical clinics inside select CVS locations provide flu shots every day
including evenings and weekends, no appointment needed. CVS/pharmacy and
MinuteClinic accept many health plans that typically cover the full cost of a
flu shot, including TRICARE. Uniformed service members, retirees and their
families with TRICARE coverage can get their flu shots at CVS/pharmacy at no
cost to them.
Customers will receive a 20%Off CVS/pharmacy Shopping Passwhen they get a
flu shot at CVS or MinuteClinic.The Shopping Passcan be used with
CVS/pharmacy's ExtraCare card to save 20% off non-pharmacy purchases up
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division ofCVS Caremark Corporation(NYSE: CVS), is
America's leading retail pharmacy with 7,400 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drug
stores. CVS/pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to
better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise,
both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about
CVS/pharmacy andCVS Caremarkis available athttp://info.cvscaremark.com/.
MinuteClinicisthe walk-in medical clinic inside CVS/pharmacy which is a
division ofCVS Caremark Corporation(NYSE: CVS). MinuteClinic launched the
first retail medical clinics inthe United Statesin 2000 and is the largest
provider of retail clinics with more than 600 locations in 25 states and
theDistrict of Columbia. By creating a health care delivery model that
responds to patient demand, MinuteClinic makes access to high-quality medical
treatment easier for more Americans. Nationally, the company has generated
more than 13 million patient visits, with a 95% customer satisfaction rating.
MinuteClinic is the first retail health care provider to three consecutive
accreditations (2006, 2009, and 2012) fromThe Joint Commission, the national
evaluation and certifying agency for nearly 15,000 health care organizations
and programs intheUnited States. For more information,
About the USO
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America's troops
and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places
worldwide.We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military
bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative
programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us
most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors
and their families and the families of the fallen.
The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. All of
our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of
our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. In
addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by
President's Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, The
Coca-Cola Company, jcpenney, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe's, Northrop
Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and
Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Lockheed
Martin, Microsoft Corporation and TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern
GmbH & Co. KG. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined
Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to
learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.
The USO does not endorse specific brands.
*Normal ExtraCare purchase restrictions apply for 20%Off Shopping Pass.
ExtraCare card is not required in the state of HI. Offer is not valid in the
states of AR, NJ and NY. Shopping Pass is not available at MinuteClinic in the
states of MA, NJ and NY. Flu shots are available when immunizing pharmacist or
MinuteClinic nurse practitioner is on duty, while supplies last.
For the USO
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.