Snyder's Drug Stores to Launch Flu Vaccination Program Starting September 30, 2009

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Snyder's Drug Stores has announced the dates and locations of flu immunization clinics in its Minnesota retail stores. The influenza vaccine is now available to the general public, and all are invited to obtain their vaccinations at a local Snyder's Drug Store. Pneumonia vaccines will also be available. To find the nearest Snyder's flu shot clinic, visit http://www.snyderdrug.com. For those who prefer to find a convenient location over the phone, call your local Snyder's Drug Store or 1-866-547-2781. No appointment is required.

Snyder's Drug Stores has announced the dates and locations of flu immunization clinics in its Minnesota and Illinois retail stores. The influenza vaccine is now available to the general public, and all are invited to obtain their vaccinations at a local Snyder's Drug Store. Pneumonia vaccines will also be available. To find the nearest Snyder's flu shot clinic, visit http://www.snyderdrug.com. For those who prefer to find a convenient location over the phone, call your local Snyder's Drug Store or 1-866-547-2781. No appointment is required.

Each year, as many as 65 million Americans fall victim to influenza and flu-related complications, such as pneumonia. This results in approximately 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths. Everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated, especially those considered to be at higher risk.

"We believe that everyone who can, should get a flu shot. Providing a convenient location for immunizations is another way that Snyder's Drug Stores is keeping our community healthy," said Jodi Ristau, PharmD, Snyder's Vice President of Pharmacy.

Snyder's flu vaccination program is offered in cooperation with Maxim Health Systems.

Any participant with Medicare Part B coverage as their primary medical insurance will receive their shot with no co-pay. Some insurances are also accepted, in addition to cash or check.

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