99 Cents Only Stores® Helps Fight Against Serious Flu Outbreak with Affordable OTC Medicines, Vitamins and more, and Reminds Everyone You Don't Have to be Wealthy to Stay Healthy!

Jan 08, 2013, 09:00 ET from 99 Cents Only Stores

COMMERCE, Calif., Jan. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 99 Cents Only Stores® urges customers to arm themselves against one the of the worst flu outbreaks to date. According to the CDC, 2,257 people have been hospitalized from flu complications as of the last week of December and they believe this could be the worst flu outbreak in recent history.

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99 Cents Only Stores® understands that many people are unable to afford expensive medicines, vitamins and sanitizers to help protect against this particularly harsh strain of the virus. 99 Cents Only Stores provides a one stop shopping experience for your treatment and preventative efforts against the flu. For a buck each or less, 99 Cents Only Stores carry cough and cold medicines, flu fighters, vitamins, cough drops, hand soaps and sanitizers, tissue and more!

Being on a budget does not mean that you have to be under the weather this season.
Here are a few tips for fighting this flu season and helping prevent the spread of the virus:

  • Wash your hands often. Use warm soap and water and if these are not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your mouth when you sneeze and cough and try not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth too much.
  • Be sure to take your daily vitamins, arming your immune system against harmful diseases.  
  • Stay away from sick people and stay at home when you know you have the virus.

Residents nationwide have the right to reasonably priced medicines and vitamins and 99 Cents Only Stores is proud to remind the community that you don't have to be wealthy to stay healthy!

About 99¢ Only Stores®

Founded in 1982, 99 Cents Only Stores® currently operates 309 extreme value retail stores consisting of 225 stores in California, 39 in Texas, 29 in Arizona, and 16 in Nevada. 99 Cents Only Stores® emphasizes quality name-brand consumables, priced at an excellent value, in convenient, attractively merchandised stores. Over half of the Company's sales come from food and beverages, including produce, dairy, deli and frozen foods, along with organic and gourmet foods. For more information, visit www.99only.com.

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Media Contact: Erin Myrick at 323-864-0025 or erin.myrick@99only.com.

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