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As August marks Immunization Awareness Month, Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) today announced appointments for flu and RSV vaccines are available at all store locations, including Bartell Drugs in the Pacific Northwest. Customers can now schedule appointments to protect themselves and family members against the upcoming respiratory virus season through Rite Aid’s online scheduler.
“With back to school and the upcoming cold and flu season around the corner, it’s important for families to stay up to date on their routine vaccines and protect themselves from spreading respiratory viruses,” said Karen Staniforth, Chief Pharmacy Officer at Rite Aid. “Whether customers choose to walk in or schedule their vaccine in advance, we are committed to providing them with convenient access to the immunizations they need.”
Rite Aid will be offering flu vaccines protecting against the strains of influenza that are expected to circulate in the United States this year, as well as Flumist, a nasal spray flu vaccine, which is in limited supply at all locations. Customers receiving their flu shot will get a coupon for $5 off a $25 in-store purchase from now until Sept. 30, 2023. This offer excludes stores in New York or New Jersey and some restrictions apply. See Riteaid.com/flu for details.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends adults 60 years and older receive a single dose of RSV vaccine, based on discussions with their pharmacist or other healthcare provider. The RSV vaccine may be given at the same time as other vaccines.
Rite Aid and Bartell Drugs also offer COVID-19 and other routine vaccinations at all locations, helping customers and families stay up to date on vaccines that provide critical protection against certain diseases, some of which are required for certain ages, activities or for overseas travel. Rite Aid and Bartell Drugs will provide the new CDC-recommended COVID-19 vaccine once available, which will better protect against the most prevalent COVID-19 strain. Rite Aid pharmacists can provide additional guidance on which vaccines are right for each customer and advise on the timing of administration of each vaccine.
To help customers assess their needs for routine immunizations, Rite Aid offers an Immunization Evaluation Questionnaire on its website. The questionnaire guides customers to ensure they are up to date with all necessary immunizations based on their age, conditions, or occupation.
Rite Aid and Bartell's pharmacists can immunize adults and children three years of age and older against influenza. To schedule an appointment for a flu vaccine or other immunizations, Rite Aid customers can use the online scheduling tool at riteaid.com. Bartell Drugs customers can use the online scheduling tool linked here. All locations are currently accepting walk-ins.
How online scheduling works:
- Using the online scheduling tool, customers may select a convenient time and location to schedule a vaccine appointment for flu, COVID-19 and other recommended vaccinations.
- Customers supply necessary information and consent forms securely online in advance of their appointment.
- Reminders will be sent in the days leading up to the appointment via customers’ chosen communication preferences by text or email.
About Rite Aid Corporation
Rite Aid is a full-service pharmacy that improves health outcomes. Rite Aid is defining the modern pharmacy by meeting customer needs with a wide range of vehicles that offer convenience, including retail and delivery pharmacy, as well as services offered through our wholly owned subsidiaries, Elixir, Bartell Drugs and Health Dialog. Elixir, Rite Aid’s pharmacy benefits and services company, consists of accredited mail and specialty pharmacies, prescription discount programs and an industry leading adjudication platform to offer superior member experience and cost savings. Health Dialog provides healthcare coaching and disease management services via live online and phone health services. Regional chain Bartell Drugs has supported the health and wellness needs in the Seattle area for more than 130 years. Rite Aid employs more than 6,300 pharmacists and operates more than 2,300 retail pharmacy locations across 17 states. For more information, visit www.riteaid.com.