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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, September 6, 2013

Flu Shots Now Available at Albertsons Sav-On Pharmacies Throughout Southern California

Convenient immunization options available while you shop

Local Albertsons’ Sav-On pharmacies are on point to help customers have a healthy, happy winter and holiday season, because flu shots have arrived!


Local Albertsons’ Sav-On pharmacies are on point to help customers have a healthy, happy winter and holiday season, because flu shots have arrived! No appointments are necessary, and Sav-On’s certified immunizing pharmacists can assist customers in determining who in their household may receive a flu shot at the pharmacy, subject to state regulations.

“A flu vaccine is one of the simplest steps that families can take to help protect themselves, their loved ones and friends during flu season,” said Dan Salemi, president of pharmacy operations. “Albertsons’ Sav-On pharmacies have traditional flu vaccines and mists that will work for the majority of patients as well as high dose vaccines for seniors and our professional pharmacy team can administer your flu shot quickly and easily while you’re doing your weekly shopping. Protecting your family has never been easier.”

Specially trained pharmacists are available to administer the traditional flu vaccine, needle free FluMist® nasal spray, and Fluzone Intradermal as well as Fluzone® HD for patients ages 65 and older during regular pharmacy hours with no appointment necessary.

Traditional flu vaccines, Fluzone® Intradermal or FluMist® are priced at $29.99. Fluzone® HD is available for $59.99. Many customers will find that their commercial health plans or Medicare Part B will cover the cost.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. While getting vaccinated is never a guarantee that a person will not contract the flu virus, those who are vaccinated and still get the flu generally experience milder symptoms and a shorter duration of illness. Stop by your local Sav-On pharmacy for more information or to get your flu shot today.

About ALBERTSONS

Albertsons is working to become the favorite food and drug retailer in every state in which it operates. An Idaho-based company with a rich history extending back to 1939, Albertsons stores now operates in 16 states at over 600 locations. For more information about Albertsons, visit www.albertsons.com or www.facebook.com/albertsons.

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