Albertsons Cos. plans on continued care for its customers as flu season approaches, reporting from its Boise, Idaho base that influenza vaccines are now in stock.
Senior vice president of pharmacy health and wellness Mark Panzer reminded shoppers that a routine errand to one of the firm’s locations can yield beneficial information just by taking a moment to “chat with our pharmacists."
"Our pharmacists can screen and protect customers against other vaccine-preventable diseases like tetanus, whooping cough, pneumonia and shingles, all while getting their flu shot," he said.
Albertsons Cos., with branches in 35 states and the District of Columbia, recommends that consumers curtail contagion by keeping annual immunization on their radar and checking it off their to-do list once achieved. Customers can obtain their shots without an appointment as allowed per state of residence.
"We want to do all we can to keep our communities healthy, which is why our pharmacists not only provide flu vaccinations, but take the time to do comprehensive immunization assessments and educate customers on the benefits of each vaccine," Panzer said. "With immunization coverage among adults being low, our pharmacists are well-positioned to improve immunization rates for all adults and protect the health of the communities we serve."