Offerings provide Target guests convenient and affordable flu vaccination options this season
MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-9-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) announced today that flu vaccines are now available at all Target Pharmacy and Target Clinic locations nationwide. Target will offer guests Quadrivalent, Trivalent and High Dose. In addition, FluMist will be available later this month. All vaccines are also available in preservative-free options.
“At Target, we know that prevention is key when it comes to keeping families healthy during the cold and flu season,” said Kevin Ronneberg, MD, medical director, Target. “We’re pleased to provide a variety of vaccine products to meet the needs of all our guests, including traditional shots as well as the nasal spray.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that anyone older than 6 months of age be vaccinated against the flu. Influenza vaccination is important to the health and safety of everyone, but especially to those who are at high-risk of infection and developing serious complications from the flu. Vulnerable populations include children, pregnant women, and elderly individuals.
At Target, trained pharmacists and/or nurse practitioners administer flu vaccines, with no appointment necessary. Target guests can also pick up the products they need for the cold and flu season, such as antibacterial hand sanitizers, tissues, and chicken noodle soup.
Vaccines at Target are competitively priced, and Target pharmacies and clinics accept most insurance plans. In addition, flu vaccines are included in the Pharmacy Rewards program. Guests who enroll in Pharmacy Rewards and fill five eligible prescriptions at Target Pharmacy earn five percent off a day of Target shopping. Pharmacy Rewards savings can be added to the everyday five percent discount for REDcard holders. To find a Target Pharmacy or Target Clinic near you, visit target.com/pharmacy ortarget.com/clinic.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,925 stores – 1,795 in the United States and 130 in Canada – and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit ABullseyeView.com or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.