Kroger Health Urges Flu Vaccinations by the end of October

[INDIANAPOLIS – October 7, 2022] – Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), urges customers to get vaccinated against the flu this month to ensure protection during peak flu season.

“Protecting yourself and others from the flu begins with a vaccination,” said Stacy Doyle, PharmD, Kroger Central Division Health Leader. “Since we typically see a spike in cases during the holidays and through the winter season, we encourage people to get their flu vaccines now.”

The CDC recommends individuals get vaccinated by the end of October for peak flu protection1. From 2010 to 2020, the CDC estimates the flu affected at least 9 million people annually in the United States, resulting in up to 710,000 hospitalizations each year.2

Kroger Health offers protection from influenza in the communities it serves, helping people live healthier lives. Eligible customers will receive a $5 Kroger Family of Companies coupon redeemable on groceries after the flu vaccine is administered at a Kroger Family of Companies pharmacy or The Little Clinic until November 5.

Both high-dose flu vaccines, which are primarily focused to provide extra protection for senior citizens, and regular dose flu vaccines are available at Kroger Family of Companies pharmacies in more than 2,200 locations and 226 The Little Clinic locations. Updated COVID-19 boosters are also available by appointment or walk-in. Vaccinations for the flu and COVID-19 are safe and effective when paired together.  To learn more about flu shots, visit here, or to make an appointment, visit: http://www.kroger.com/health/clinic/vaccinations/influenza.

Kroger Health provides a myriad of clinical health services performed by expert and credible leading pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacy technicians in-store locations, which makes it convenient for customers to receive care.

About Kroger

At The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), we are dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit™. We are, across our family of companies, nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily under a variety of banner names. To learn more about us, visit our newsroom and investor relations site.

About Kroger Health:

Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co., is one of America’s leading retail healthcare organizations, with over 2,200 pharmacies and 220 clinics in 35 states serving more than 17 million customers annually. Our team of 24,000 healthcare practitioners – from pharmacists and nurse practitioners to dietitians and technicians – are committed to helping people live healthier lives. We believe in practicing at the top of our licenses and enabling “food as medicine” to help prevent or manage certain diseases.

References:

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2022-2023 Season. Accessed October 3, 2022.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Disease Burden of Flu. Accessed October 3, 2022.

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