Kroger Health Urges Customers to Get Vaccinated Against the Flu by the end of October to Ensure Protection During Peak Flu Season
CINCINNATI, Oct. 6, 2022
Grocer offers $5 coupon to customers who receive flu vaccine at its pharmacies or clinics
CINCINNATI, Oct. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), is urging customers to get vaccinated against the flu this month to ensure protection during peak flu season.
"The first step in protecting yourself and others from the flu is to get vaccinated," said Doug Cornelius, RPh, senior director, pharmacy operations, Kroger Health. "We are encouraging people to get their flu vaccine now to protect them throughout the holidays and the winter season, when we typically experience a spike in cases."
The CDC recommends individuals get vaccinated by the end of October for peak flu protection.1 From 2010 to 2020, the CDC estimates the flu impacted at least 9 million people annually in the United States, resulting in up to 710,000 hospitalizations each year.2
Kroger Health is dedicated to providing protection from influenza in the communities it serves to help people live healthier lives. Eligible customers will receive a $5 Kroger Family of Companies coupon redeemable on groceries after the flu vaccine is administered at a Kroger Family of Companies pharmacy or The Little Clinic until November 5.
Both high-dose flu vaccines, which are primarily focused to provide extra protection for senior citizens, and regular dose flu vaccines are available at Kroger Family of Companies pharmacies in more than 2,200 locations and 226 The Little Clinic locations. Updated COVID-19 boosters are also available by appointment or walk-in. Vaccinations for the flu and COVID-19 are safe and effective when paired together. To learn more about flu shots, visit here, or to make an appointment, visit: www.kroger.com/health/clinic/vaccinations/influenza.
Kroger Health provides a myriad of clinical health services performed by expert and credible leading pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacy technicians in-store locations, which makes it convenient for customers to receive care.
At The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), we are dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit™. We are, across our family of companies nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless digital shopping experience and retail food stores under a variety of banner names, serving America through food inspiration and uplift, and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. To learn more about us, visit our newsroom and investor relations site.
About Kroger Health:
Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co., is one of America's leading retail healthcare organizations, with over 2,200 pharmacies and 220 clinics in 35 states serving more than 17 million customers annually. Our team of 24,000 healthcare practitioners - from pharmacists and nurse practitioners to dietitians and technicians – are committed to helping people live healthier lives. We believe in practicing at the top of our licenses and enabling "food as medicine" to help prevent or manage certain diseases.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2022-2023 Season. Accessed October 3, 2022.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Disease Burden of Flu. Accessed October 3, 2022.
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