Walgreens Media Alert

  Walgreens Media Alert  Business Wire  -- January 28, 2014  Walgreens pharmacies throughout Florida receive additional shipments of flu vaccine to help meet consumer demand for immunizations. Flu shots currently available daily at nearly all of the more than 850 Walgreens pharmacies and 57 Healthcare Clinics statewide. Healthcare Clinic certified nurse practitioners can administer flu shots to those age 2 and older.  What: Walgreens announced its Florida stores, along with those in many other U.S. states, have received more flu vaccine and continue to offer flu shots daily with no appointment necessary during all pharmacy and Healthcare Clinic hours.  Who: In Florida, Walgreens nurse practitioners at Healthcare Clinics can administer flu shots to those age 2 and older, pharmacists can administer flu shots to those age 18 and older. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends flu shots for everyone over 6 months.  Why: The Florida Department of Public Health reports an increase in flu activity that is now widespread across the state. Isolated Walgreens locations that may have experienced a temporary shortage in vaccine supply are again offering flu shots daily.  When: Flu shots are available daily during pharmacy and Healthcare Clinic hours with no appointment necessary.  Where: Flu shots available at nearly all of the 857 Walgreens stores and 57 Healthcare Clinics throughout Florida.  About Walgreens  As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2013 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to be the first choice in health and daily living for everyone in America, and beyond. Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 8,200 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers, provider practices, and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 750 locations throughout the country.  Contact:  Walgreens Jim Cohn,  847-315-2950 http://news.walgreens.com @WalgreensNews facebook.com/Walgreens