CINCINNATI, Sept. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger
Co. (NYSE: KR) is offering flu shots at more than 2,100
pharmacy locations nationwide and 225 The Little Clinic. Flu shots
are available for ages two and up, and high-dose flu shots are
available for ages 65 and older.
Kroger Family of Pharmacies welcome walk-ins, and all flu shots
are administered by certified pharmacists or The Little Clinic
nurse practitioners or physician assistants. The flu shot is
covered by most insurance providers, including Medicare, with no
out-of-pocket cost to customers.
"The concerning flu season in the Southern Hemisphere has shown
why it's so importance for our customers to take preventive
measures to protect themselves and their loved ones," said
Colleen Lindholz, president of
Kroger Health. "Our team of trained pharmacists and clinicians are
available seven days a week to provide flu shots as well as health
and wellness resources to help our customers remain healthy."
Every year in the United States, more than 200,000
individuals are hospitalized for influenza. The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu vaccination for
everyone 6 months and older by the end of October. Flu shots can
reduce the risk of more serious symptoms and outcomes, including
Because immune system defenses vary with age, older adults and
young children are at higher risk of severe illness from the flu.
This year, there are multiple seasonal flu vaccines available to
provide these individuals with a stronger immune response after
vaccination. Kroger's pharmacists and clinicians can advise on the
appropriate choice for each customer, based on their age and other
Kroger is also available to provide on-site flu clinics for
workplaces, businesses and community organizations. For more
information about the Kroger workplace flu program, visit
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