4-Sep-14 10:15 AM  CST

Walgreen’s Offers Flu Shots At All Locations

The flu is often responsible for missed school and work days, and if the flu is bad enough, patients may need to be hospitalized. The Walgreen’s Corporation has announced the arrival of flu shots for the 2014-2015 season and it’s never too early to get a flu shot as the virus can strike at any time.

            Flu shots at Walgreen’s are available at all locations and can be given through the pharmacy by immunizing pharmacists at Walgreen’s pharmacies as well as the companies Healthcare Clinics (at select Walgreen’s).

            Harry Leider, M.D., and Chief Medical Officer for Walgreen’s recently commented in an article for Drug Store News on the importance of getting flu shots early on in the year.  “The flu has certainly hit harder the past couple of seasons, which is why it’s important to protect yourself early given the unpredictability that comes with every flu season.  We’ve seen growing numbers of people waiting until December or January, or until flu activity becomes more widespread before getting their flu shot,” said Leider.

            Patients wishing to schedule a flu shot can do so by going to www.walgreens.com or www.walgreens.com/clinic. Flu shots can be given to patients as a walk-in or patients may make an appointment online.  Flu shots being offered at Walgreen’s this year are: the standard seasonal flu vaccine, a needle-free nasal alternative, a high-dose flu vaccine for individuals over 65 years of age, and a quadrivalent vaccine that protects against four strains of the flu.

 

 

 

Sources: 

1. Johnsen, Michael. “Flu Shots For The 2014-2015 Season Now Available At All Walgreen’s Locations.” Drug Store News.com. Web.  Date of Access: 2 Sept 2014.

2. Walgreen’s Press Release. “All Walgreen’s, Duane Reade Pharmacies, and Healthcare Clinics at Select Walgreen’s Now Offering Flu Shots Daily With No Appointment Necessary.”  Walgreens.com. Date of Access: 2 Sept 2014.


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