Walgreens Media Alert
-- 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
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.
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.
Jim Cohn, 847-315-2950
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