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Walgreens to host community health fair in Puerto Rico

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DEERFIELD, Ill. — As a trusted health and wellness destination in Puerto Rico, Walgreens is bringing the community together in San Juan by launching its first community health fair, “Walgreens en tu Comunidad,” to offer health-related education, screenings and vaccinations. Services offered include blood pressure screenings, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, more than 40% of people in Puerto Rico surveyed have been told they have high blood pressure.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET in the parking lot of the Walgreens store in Montehiedra – 9400 Ave. Los Romeros, San Juan, PR 00926. In addition to health and wellness services, attendees will enjoy onsite entertainment, special local and national guests and a variety of family friendly activities and giveaways. Programming will also include remarks by Puerto Rico senator Nitza Moran Trinidad, Tracey Brown, chief customer officer at Walgreens, among others.

Available screenings, tests and services will include the following on a first come, first served basis:

  • Health Education: The American Heart Association will be onsite providing CPR hands only demonstrations and heart health education. In addition to this, the Centros Sor Isolina Ferré will provide education on their services offered for children with special needs.
  • HIV Testing: Free HIV tests will be administered by the Puerto Rico Department of Health.
  • Hypertension: Free blood pressure screenings will be administered by Walgreens pharmacists.
  • Immunizations: Routine vaccinations will be administered by Walgreens pharmacists and will include vaccines like shingles, pneumococcal, hepatitis A and B, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human papillomavirus infection (HPV), and Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis).
  • Prenatal Care & Maternal Health: Vitamin Angels will provide expectant mothers with free prenatal vitamins and nutrition education information.
  • Walgreens Beauty and Wellness Consultants: Onsite services will include education and guidance on the latest innovations and trends from beauty brands most loved in the community, like La Roche-Posay.

For more information about “Walgreens en tu Comunidad,” visit @walgreenspuertorico on Instagram.


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