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Safeway has shipped an additional 200,000 doses of flu vaccine to its pharmacies in the U.S. to be administered to customers on site.
"This additional quantity of flu vaccine will allow us to meet the needs of our customers to help them remain healthy this season," said Darren Singer, SVP of Pharmacy for Pleasanton, Calif.-based Safeway. "Our pharmacists administer the vaccine on a walk-in basis. The process is simple, convenient and affordable. We want all of our customers to have this protection."
To encourage customers to receive a flu vaccine and promote health and wellness, Safeway is giving each customer who receives a flu vaccine at a Safeway Pharmacy a coupon for 10 percent off their next grocery purchase.
Vaccines are available at all Safeway Pharmacy locations during normal business hours, seven days a week, on a walk-in basis. No appointments are required and no prescription is necessary.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 47 states are reporting widespread flu activity with infection numbers making this the worst flu season in a decade.
Safeway operates 1,644 stores in the United States and western Canada.