Corporation (NYSE:TGT) announced flu vaccinations will be available,
with no appointments necessary, at more than 1,650 Target Pharmacy and
Target Clinic locations nationwide, beginning August 15.
As part of Target's commitment to providing guests and their families
with quality care at an affordable cost, Target
pharmacists and clinicians at Target Clinic will administer flu
shots for $25. Target Pharmacy and Target Clinic accept most major
insurance plans, which may cover the full cost of the flu vaccine. This
year's vaccine protects against three virus strains: the seasonal flu,
H1N1 and H3N2, another virus subtype that causes the flu.
"Prevention is key to staying healthy during cold and flu season, and
Target is dedicated to providing products, services and expert advice to
help our guests stay well year-round," said José Barra, senior vice
president, Health and Beauty, Target. "Getting vaccinated is an
effective way to prevent the flu, so our goal is to make it easy and
convenient for people to get their flu shot—while saving them money in
Each year as many as 65 million Americans fall victim to influenza and
flu-related complications, such as pneumonia, resulting in approximately
200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths annually, according to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Due to these risks,
the CDC recommends everyone older than 6 months receive a seasonal flu
Target pharmacists and clinicians at Target Clinic will administer the
vaccinations during regular pharmacy and clinic hours, including
evenings and weekends. Additionally, these healthcare professionals are
on hand to provide guests with expert cold and flu prevention advice as
well as tips for identifying symptoms, and can also help guests select
the appropriate over-the-counter solutions to meet their needs.
For more information, visit target.com/flu,
where guests will find everything they need to know about staying
healthy this cold and flu season, including pharmacy and clinic
locations and hours—and later this summer and fall, interactive flu
maps, a flu IQ test, and cold and flu news.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,762
stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com.
In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers
branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5
percent of its income through community grants and programs; today, that
giving equals more than $3 million a week. For more information about
Target's commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.
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