~ Will donate one meal for each flu shot ~
Kroger’s pharmacies are partnering with Feeding America to help feed the hungry this flu season.
Kroger is donating one meal through the Feeding America network of food banks for every flu shot administered at a Kroger pharmacy.
Kroger operates 119 pharmacies in the Mid-Atlantic Region of Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, northeast Tennessee, southern Ohio and the Ashland KY area.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu shot for all people age six months and older. Many insurance plans cover the cost, and Kroger accepts Medicare.
Kroger also offers Fluzone HD for every patient 65 years and older. Fluzone HD has better protection against influenza for patients 65 and older since it contains four times more antigen than the regular flu vaccine, said Chris Koon, Pharmacy manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region.
The shots are administered by certified pharmacists. No appointments are necessary at Kroger Pharmacies. All pharmacies are open every day, but the hours vary. Visit Kroger.com to learn the hours of pharmacies.
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.
-Submitted by Allison McGee