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Kroger serves up no-appointment flu shots
August 31st, 2012
CINCINNATI – The Kroger Co. is making flu shots available on a walk-in basis at all of its in-store pharmacies and The Little Clinic locations.
The food and drug retailer said Friday that flu vaccinations will be offered for $25 at its more than 1,900 pharmacy locations nationwide and at its 88 Little Clinic health centers in select stores.
All flu shots are administered by certified pharmacists or by Little Clinic nurse practitioners or physician assistants. The standard flu vaccine is available for people ages 2 and older, and the Fluzone High-Dose flu shot is available for those 65 and older.
"Our trained pharmacists are available seven days a week to provide flu shots as well as health and wellness information to help our customers stay healthy this flu season," Lincoln Lutz, vice president of pharmacy for Kroger, said in a statement.
The 2012 seasonal flu vaccine has been developed to protect against H1N1 and two new flu strains, H3N2 and a B strain.
Overall, Kroger operates 2,425 supermarkets and multidepartment stores in 31 states under two dozen banners, including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's.