Flu Shots Available!
Aug 28th, 2013
Convenient immunization options available while you shop
MALVERN, PA – August 28, 2013 – Local ACME pharmacies are on point to help customers have a healthy, happy winter and holiday season, because flu shots have arrived! No appointments are necessary, and ACME’s certified immunizing pharmacists can assist customers in determining who in their household may receive a flu shot at the pharmacy, subject to state regulations.
“A flu vaccine is one of the simplest steps that families can take to help protect themselves, their loved ones and friends during flu season,” said Dan Salemi, president of pharmacy operations. “ACME pharmacies have traditional flu vaccines and mists that will work for the majority of patients as well as high dose vaccines for seniors, and our professional pharmacy team can administer your flu shot quickly and easily while you’re doing your weekly shopping. Protecting your family has never been easier.”
Specially trained pharmacists are available to administer the traditional flu vaccine, needle free FluMist® nasal spray, and Fluzone Intradermal as well as Fluzone® HD for patients ages 65 and older during regular pharmacy hours with no appointment necessary.
Traditional flu vaccines, Fluzone® Intradermal or FluMist® are priced at $29.99. Fluzone® HD is available for $59.99. Many customers will find that their commercial health plans or Medicare Part B will cover the cost.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. While getting vaccinated is never a guarantee that a person will not contract the flu virus, those who are vaccinated and still get the flu generally experience milder symptoms and a shorter duration of illness. Stop by your local ACME pharmacy for more information or to get your flu shot today.
ACME Markets Inc. began in 1891 when two friends, Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford, opened a small neighborhood grocery store in South Philadelphia, emphasizing quality products, low prices, and friendly service. Over 120 years later, ACME remains dedicated to providing a high-quality grocery experience that our customers have come to expect. Today, ACME operates 112 stores, including Sav-On Pharmacies at select locations, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, employing more than 10,000 associates. The company and its associates remain committed to the communities they serve. For more information visit www.acmemarkets.com. Media inquiries: Angela Perez, Communications and Public Affairs Manager ACME 610-889-4006 www.acmemarkets.com