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Navarro offers 'flu guarantee' with vaccine program
August 27th, 2010
MIAMI – Navarro Discount Pharmacy has begun providing flu shots and is giving customers a hand with the cost of staying healthy during flu season.
The Miami-area drug store chain said late Thursday that flu shots are available now at all of its 28 locations during pharmacy hours on a walk-in basis or by appointment for $20 per shot, and the retailer will match competitors' prices for the vaccine.
Flu shot recipients also receive $100 in coupon savings as well as Navarro's "Flu Guarantee," which the chain said reimburses up to the out-of-pocket expense for the cost of the flu shot, with a Navarro pharmacy credit toward the purchase of the antiviral prescription medication Tamiflu or Relenza.
The chain is promoting the Flu Guarantee, competitor price match and coupon book in posters that urge customers to get vaccinated. "We want you to stay healthy and beat the flu ... Guaranteed at Navarro," the poster reads.
Navarro is highlighting its "Flu Guarantee" in posters urging customers to get vaccinated.
Navarro said it has more than 80 trained clinical staff, comprised of Florida-registered pharmacists, who are certified for immunizations through the Florida Board of Pharmacy.
The pharmacy chain noted that the 2010-11 flu vaccination will protect against three flu viruses: an H3N1 virus, an influenza B virus and the 2009 H1N1 virus.
"Our certified pharmacists have undergone extensive training and are extremely knowledgeable about viruses common today, their symptoms and the 'three-in-one' flu vaccine that is now available at each of our locations," Albert Garcia, executive vice president of pharmacy at Navarro, said in a statement.
Besides individuals and families, Navarro is offering work-site flu immunizations for employer groups. "Offering employees the opportunity of getting their flu shot at the workplace increases productivity and adds to the company's bottom line in the form of reduced sick leave," commented Garcia.
Citing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Navarro reported that on average 5% to 20% of the U.S. population gets the flu, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications, and about 36,000 people die from seasonal flu-related causes.