Program Continues Throughout the Fall Flu Season
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2010) —Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., will offer flu vaccinations on a walk-in basis and through vaccine clinics at all of its in-store pharmacies beginning Sept. 1. Customers using their Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Card will receive a $5 discount off the $28 flu vaccine ($23 with the Customer Reward Card).
Winn-Dixie’s pharmacies also are offering a new, high dosage flu vaccine for those 65 and older for $43 with the Customer Reward Card ($48 for non-cardholders) this year. Both the regular and high dose flu vaccines provide protection against the H1N1 virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the most important step in protecting against the flu is to get vaccinated. The CDC recommends all people over the age of six months of age should be vaccinated each year.
“Winn-Dixie strives to provide healthy and easy choices for our customers,” said Robin Miller, Winn-Dixie’s director of communications. “Besides the convenience of in-store vaccinations, offering these vaccines at competitive rates will save our customers and their health insurers more than $2 million.”
Flu vaccines will be administered by certified pharmacists. No appointment is necessary. For a list of dates, times and locations where flu clinics will be available, please go to http://winn-dixie.com/Store_Locations/search.asp and type in your city and state or zip code. Some states have age restrictions on pharmacist administered vaccinations; see your Winn-Dixie pharmacist for details.
Winn-Dixie also is providing an offsite clinic service for local businesses to increase vaccination rates this year. In addition to the flu vaccinations being offered, Winn-Dixie also offers year-round, fast and easy prescription refills and transfers, convenient automatic refills, and low-cost health screenings, such as cholesterol, female and male wellness panels. With nearly 400 pharmacy locations, many Winn-Dixie shoppers find it convenient to have their prescriptions filled while they do their weekly grocery shopping.
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., is one of the nation’s largest food retailers. Founded in 1925, the Company is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. The Company currently operates 514 retail grocery locations, including 379 in-store pharmacies, in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi. For more information, please visit www.winn-dixie.com.