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The Kroger Co. is making free flu shot vouchers available to the Salvation Army and Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger relief organization.
Uninsured or underinsured shoppers in areas with a Kroger or a Kroger banner pharmacy such as City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s are eligible.
“We’re proud of the role our pharmacists and nurse practitioners play in keeping our customers healthy,” said Lincoln Lutz, Kroger VP of pharmacy. “Kroger has long partnerships with Feeding America and the Salvation Army, and we’re pleased we can work together again during the flu season to promote health and wellness.”
Kroger provides more than a million flu shots to families across the United States each year.
“The Salvation Army is delighted to partner with Kroger to help protect thousands of people who may not have access to a flu shot, including patients for whom cost may be an issue,” said Major George Hood, Salvation Army national community relations and development secretary.
Maura Daly, Feeding America senior VP of corporate partnerships, added: “With the current economy and high unemployment, it is harder for families to afford health benefits. This partnership puts together nutritious food and flu shots which meets a common desire – to keep our clients and customers healthy.”
Kroger operates more than 1,900 pharmacies in 31 states. Kroger pharmacists and nurse practitioners will provide the flu shots in those stores. In addition, flu shot vouchers can be redeemed in the Little Clinic, health clinics that operate in 77 stores under the Kroger, Fry’s and King Soopers banners.
Cincinnati-based Kroger operates 2,461 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names.