ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To ensure its customers remain healthy this flu season, JEWEL-OSCO, now has specially trained immunizing pharmacists available at all of its pharmacy locations. This level of access, coupled with an ample supply of flu vaccine makes it easier than ever to get vaccinated at any JEWEL-OSCO pharmacy.
Specially trained and certified pharmacists are currently available to administer the traditional flu vaccine, needle-free FluMist® nasal spray and the Fluzone® high dose for patients ages 65 and older, during regular pharmacy hours. JEWEL-OSCO pharmacies will provide flu vaccinations daily, on a walk-in basis. Consumers can contact their local store or visit www.jeweloscopharmacies.com for details.
The vaccine is reasonably priced at $28.99 for either the traditional shot or the FluMist®. Fluzone® HD is available for $59.99. This cost is covered by Medicare Part B and many commercial health plans, which means that many of our customers may not incur out-of-pocket expenses.
In addition, customers who receive a flu shot at their neighborhood JEWEL-OSCO will receive a coupon book, worth $45 or more in savings, and a small sample bag with items that contribute to a healthier cough, cold and flu season; restrictions may apply. These products are available now while supplies last.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes so strongly in the value of flu vaccine that their experts recommend it for everyone over the age of six months and especially for higher-risk populations including seniors and people with chronic health conditions. To make an appointment for a flu shot, customers can call (800) 783-0458 or visit their nearby pharmacy.
JEWEL-OSCO, a SUPERVALU company, operates 181 stores in Illinois, Iowa and Northwest Indiana. With a market-leading position in Chicago, JEWEL-OSCO stores offer consumers the convenience of combined grocery and pharmacy retail services. Originally established in 1899, the company and its associates remain committed to the communities they serve. For more information about JEWEL-OSCO, please visit www.jewelosco.com or www.jeweloscopharmacies.com.