Raleigh, NC, September 06, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR), the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer with 14 stores throughout the Triangle and North Carolina, has announced that it is now offering flu shots at its pharmacies.
Kroger’s certified pharmacists administer the shot, which is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare. Kroger pharmacies are open every day, but hours vary, so customers should call their local Kroger pharmacy first to check its hours of operation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu shot for all people age 6 months and older. Kroger also offers Fluzone HD for patients 65 years and older. Fluzone HD has better protection against influenza for these patients since it contains four times more antigen than the regular flu vaccine, said Chris Koon, Pharmacy manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Kroger pharmacies also provide on-site flu clinics for workplaces and businesses. For information about the Kroger workplace Flu program, visit www.kroger.com/workplaceflu.
“As we all know, the flu can spread quickly and, in some cases, be deadly,” said Anne Jenkins, spokesperson for Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division. “As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends, everyone should encourage their loved ones to get vaccinated. At Kroger, we’re doing our part to make it as easy as possible for our shoppers to get the flu shot. Moreover, our outstanding on-site workplace flu clinics help us reach beyond our stores to offer an affordable, convenient way to protect against the flu virus.”
Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs nearly 400,000 associates who serve customers in 2,626 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 780 convenience stores, 327 fine jewelry stores, 1,342 supermarket fuel centers and 37 food processing plants in the U.S. Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and community organizations. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 200 million meals a year through more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber's Million Dollar Club.