El Paso, TX tops Walgreens Top Ten DMAs with Flu Activity for the Week of 3/20/2016

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Mar-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.

The Walgreens Flu Index does not provide data measuring actual levels or severity of flu activity, but rather, illustrates which populations are experiencing the most incidences each week based on Index methodology.

With the ability to generate hyper-local data across most U.S. markets, the Flu Index is an online, interactive resource allowing anyone to search and find information regarding the most current state of influenza in their community.

To view this week’s Walgreens Flu Index, maps and other online features, click here.

Top Ten DMAs with Flu Activity
Week of 3/20/2016

  1. El Paso, Texas (Las Cruces, N.M.)
  2. Louisville, Ky.
  3. Beaumont – Port Arthur, Texas
  4. Columbus – Tupelo – West Point – Houston, Miss.
  5. Memphis, Tenn.
  6. Chattanooga, Tenn.
  7. Duluth, Minn.-Superior, Wis.
  8. Harlingen – Weslaco – Brownsville – McAllen, Texas
  9. Charleston, S.C.
  10. Phoenix (Prescott), Ariz.

Top Ten States with Flu Activity
Week of 3/20/2016

  1. Kentucky
  2. Wyoming
  3. New Mexico
  4. Tennessee
  5. Arizona
  6. Texas
  7. Mississippi
  8. New Jersey
  9. Hawaii
  10. South Carolina

Top Ten DMAs Flu Activity Gains
Week of 3/20/2016

  1. Duluth, Minn.-Superior, Wis.
  2. Wausau-Rhinelander, Wis.
  3. Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Mich.
  4. Springfield-Holyoke, Mass.
  5. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y.
  6. Colorado Springs-Pueblo, Colo.
  7. Rochester, N.Y.
  8. Lafayette, La.
  9. Seattle-Tacoma, Wash.
  10. Albuquerque-Santa Fe, N.M.

Top Ten States Flu Activity Gains
Week of 3/20/2016

  1. Montana
  2. Wyoming
  3. West Virginia
  4. Colorado
  5. Washington
  6. South Dakota
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Pennsylvania
  9. Maryland
  10. Rhode Island

Methodology

The Walgreens Flu Index™ is compiled using weekly retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza across Walgreens locations nationwide. The data is analyzed at state and geographic market levels to measure absolute impact and incremental change of antiviral medications on a per store average basis, and does not include markets in which Walgreens has fewer than 10 retail locations.

For more on the Walgreens Flu Index visit http://arcg.is/1HA3vGp.

© Copyright Walgreen Co. 2016. All rights reserved

About Walgreens
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,173 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens digital business includes Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, Beauty.com, SkinStore.com and VisionDirect.com. Walgreens also manages more than 400 Healthcare Clinic and provider practice locations around the country.

Contact(s)

Walgreens
Emily Hartwig, (847) 315-3316
http://news.walgreens.com
@WalgreensNews
facebook.com/Walgreens

WALGREENS: TOP TEN DMAS WITH FLU ACTIVITY FOR THE WEEK OF 2/21/2016

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. This week, Walgreens Flu Index data is tracking increased flu activity in the South and West regions of the U.S.

The Walgreens Flu Index does not provide data measuring actual levels or severity of flu activity, but rather, illustrates which populations are experiencing the most incidences each week based on Index methodology.

With the ability to generate hyper-local data across most U.S. markets, the Flu Index is an online, interactive resource allowing anyone to search and find information regarding the most current state of influenza in their community.

To view this week’s Walgreens Flu Index, maps and other online features, click here.

Top Ten DMAs with Flu Activity
Week of 2/21/2016

  1. El Paso, Texas (Las Cruces, N.M.)
  2. Harlingen – Weslaco – Brownsville – McAllen, Texas
  3. Phoenix (Prescott), Ariz.
  4. Tucson (Sierra Vista), Ariz.
  5. Memphis, Tenn.
  6. San Diego, Calif.
  7. Beaumont – Port Arthur, Texas
  8. Dallas – Ft. Worth, Texas
  9. Tallahassee, Fla. – Thomasville, Ga.
  10. Myrtle Beach – Florence, S.C.

Top Ten States with Flu Activity
Week of 2/21/2016

  1. Arizona
  2. Texas
  3. Tennessee
  4. Mississippi
  5. Florida
  6. New Mexico
  7. Utah
  8. South Carolina
  9. Louisiana
  10. California

Top Ten DMAs Flu Activity Gains
Week of 2/21/2016

  1. El Paso, Texas (Las Cruces, N.M.)
  2. Harlingen – Weslaco – Brownsville – McAllen, Texas
  3. Memphis, Tenn.
  4. San Diego, Calif.
  5. Beaumont – Port Arthur, Texas
  6. Charleston, S.C.
  7. Myrtle Beach – Florence, S.C.
  8. Phoenix (Prescott), Ariz.
  9. Dallas – Ft. Worth, Texas
  10. Albany, Ga.

Top Ten States Flu Activity Gains
Week of 2/21/2016

  1. Arizona
  2. Texas
  3. Mississippi
  4. Tennessee
  5. South Carolina
  6. New Mexico
  7. Louisiana
  8. Florida
  9. Kentucky
  10. Alabama

Methodology

The Walgreens Flu Index™ is compiled using weekly retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza across Walgreens locations nationwide. The data is analyzed at state and geographic market levels to measure absolute impact and incremental change of antiviral medications on a per store average basis, and does not include markets in which Walgreens has fewer than 10 retail locations.

For more on the Walgreens Flu Index visit http://arcg.is/1HA3vGp.

© Copyright Walgreen Co. 2015. All rights reserved

About Walgreens
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,173 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens digital business includes Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, Beauty.com, SkinStore.com and VisionDirect.com. Walgreens also manages more than 400 Healthcare Clinic and provider practice locations around the country.

Contact(s)

Walgreens
Emily Hartwig
(847) 315-3316
http://news.walgreens.com
@WalgreensNews
facebook.com/Walgreens

WALGREENS: TOP TEN DMAS WITH FLU ACTIVITY FOR THE WEEK OF 2/14/2016

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. This week, Walgreens Flu Index data is tracking increased flu activity in the South and West regions of the U.S.

The Walgreens Flu Index is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. The Flu Index does not provide data measuring actual levels or severity of flu activity, but rather, illustrates which populations are experiencing the most incidences each week based on Index methodology.

With the ability to generate hyper-local data across most U.S. markets, the Flu Index is an online, interactive resource allowing anyone to search and find information regarding the most current state of influenza in their community.

To view this week’s Walgreens Flu Index, maps and other online features, click here.

Top Ten DMAs with Flu Activity
Week of 2/14/2016

1. El Paso, Texas (Las Cruces, N.M)
2. Harlingen – Weslaco – Brownsville – McAllen, Texas
3. Phoenix (Prescott), Ariz.
4. Tucson (Sierra Vista), Ariz.
5. Tallahassee, Fla. – Thomasville, Ga.
6. Memphis, Tenn.
7. Dallas – Ft. Worth, Texas
8. Tyler – Longview (Lufkin & Nacogdoches), Texas
9. Miami – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
10. Palm Springs, Calif.

Top Ten States with Flu Activity
Week of 2/14/2016

1. Arizona
2. Texas
3. Utah
4. Florida
5. Nevada
6. California
7. Idaho
8. Oklahoma
9. Illinois
10. New Mexico

Top Ten DMAs Flu Activity Gains
Week of 2/14/2016

1. El Paso, Texas (Las Cruces, N.M)
2. Phoenix (Prescott), Ariz.
3. Tucson (Sierra Vista), Ariz.
4. Palm Springs, Calif.
5. Harlingen – Weslaco – Brownsville – McAllen, Texas
6. San Diego, Calif.
7. Memphis, Tenn.
8. Dallas – Ft. Worth, Texas
9. Lexington, Ky.
10. Corpus Christi, Texas

Top Ten States Flu Activity Gains
Week of 2/14/2016

1. Arizona
2. Texas
3. Utah
4. Wyoming
5. Idaho
6. California
7. Nevada
8. Illinois
9. New Mexico
10. Louisiana

Methodology

The Walgreens Flu Index™ is compiled using weekly retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza across Walgreens locations nationwide. The data is analyzed at state and geographic market levels to measure absolute impact and incremental change of antiviral medications on a per store average basis, and does not include markets in which Walgreens has fewer than 10 retail locations.

For more on the Walgreens Flu Index visit http://arcg.is/1HA3vGp.

© Copyright Walgreen Co. 2015. All rights reserved

About Walgreens
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,173 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens digital business includes Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, Beauty.com, SkinStore.com and VisionDirect.com. Walgreens also manages more than 400 Healthcare Clinic and provider practice locations around the country.

Contact(s)

Walgreens
Emily Hartwig
(847) 315-3316
http://news.walgreens.com
@WalgreensNews
facebook.com/Walgreens

Walgreens: Top Ten DMAs with Flu Activity for the Week of 12/6/2015

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — While Walgreens Flu Index™ data suggests a slight increase in flu activity in some markets, overall activity remains relatively low across most of the U.S. The Walgreens Flu Index is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. The Flu Index does not provide data measuring actual levels or severity of flu activity, but rather, illustrates which populations are experiencing the most incidences each week based on Index methodology.

With the ability to generate hyper-local data across most U.S. markets, the Flu Index is an online, interactive resource allowing anyone to search and find information regarding the most current state of influenza in their community.

To view this week’s Walgreens Flu Index, maps and other online features, click here.

Top Ten DMAs with Flu Activity
Week of 12/6/2015

  1. Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, Texas
  2. Tyler-Longview (Lufkin & Nacogdoches), Texas
  3. Dallas – Ft. Worth, Texas
  4. Miami – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
  5. Chattanooga, Tenn.
  6. Montgomery – Selma, Ala.
  7. Knoxville, Tenn.
  8. Birmingham (Anniston & Tuscaloosa), Ala.
  9. Columbus – Tupelo – West Point – Houston, Miss.
  10. Austin, Texas

Top Ten States with Flu Activity
Week of 12/6/2015

  1. Texas
  2. Mississippi
  3. Alabama
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Tennessee
  6. Nevada
  7. Kentucky
  8. Louisiana
  9. Florida
  10. South Carolina

Top Ten DMAs Flu Activity Gains
Week of 12/6/2015

  1. Harlingen – Weslaco – Brownsville – McAllen, Texas
  2. Las Vegas, Nev.
  3. Austin, Texas
  4. Dallas – Ft. Worth, Texas
  5. Birmingham (Anniston & Tuscaloosa), Ala.
  6. Tyler – Longview (Lufkin & Nacogdoches), Texas
  7. Chattanooga, Tenn.
  8. Montgomery – Selma, Ala.
  9. Little Rock – Pine Bluff, Ark.
  10. Columbus, Ga. (Opelika, Ala)

Top Ten States Flu Activity Gains
Week of 12/6/2015

  1. Nevada
  2. Texas
  3. Alabama
  4. Alaska
  5. Florida
  6. West Virginia
  7. New Jersey
  8. South Carolina
  9. Arkansas
  10. Tennessee

Methodology

The Walgreens Flu Index™ is compiled using weekly retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza across Walgreens locations nationwide. The data is analyzed at state and geographic market levels to measure absolute impact and incremental change of antiviral medications on a per store average basis, and does not include markets in which Walgreens has fewer than 10 retail locations.

For more on the Walgreens Flu Index visit http://arcg.is/1HA3vGp.

© Copyright Walgreen Co. 2015. All rights reserved

About Walgreens
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), the nation’s largest drugstore chain, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,173 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens digital business includes Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, Beauty.com, SkinStore.com and VisionDirect.com. Walgreens also manages more than 400 Healthcare Clinic and provider practice locations around the country.

Contact(s)

Walgreens
Jim Cohn, 847-315-2950
http://news.walgreens.com
@WalgreensNews
facebook.com/Walgreens

Walgreens announces the top markets and states for flu activity for this season, according to its season-ending Flu Index, November 2014 – February 2015

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  • Oklahoma City tops list for overall activity; Texas lands three markets in nation’s top 10
  • Silver lining for snowbound Bostonians – Beantown, Portland (Ore.) among markets with least flu activity

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-3-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — With flu activity winding down in the U.S., Walgreens today announced the top markets (DMAs) and states for flu activity for this season, according to its season-ending Flu Index examining aggregate prescription data from November 2014 through February 2015.

The states with the highest rates of influenza, according to the Index, were Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Texas and Tennessee. Portland, Ore., Hartford, Conn. and Boston were the markets with the least amount of flu activity.

“In just its first season, the Flu Index quickly became a resource that people – and news media in particular, came to rely upon, and strong awareness helped deliver a call to action that had a positive impact on flu immunization rates,” said Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president of pharmacy and retail operations. “This is another way in which we’re helping to better the health of our communities by providing the preventive health information and services they need.”

The Walgreens Flu Index provides state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and is compiled using retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza across Walgreens locations nationwide. With the ability to generate hyper-local data that’s as specific as a single zip code, the Index was instrumental in driving consumer awareness and prevention within communities, while also serving as a valuable tool for health departments, media and others at the local level.

Top 10 DMAs with Flu Activity

Aggregate data from November 2014 through February 2015

1. Oklahoma City, Okla.
2. Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, Texas
3. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
4. Jackson, Miss.
5. Fort Smith-Fayetteville, Ark.
6. Knoxville, Tenn.
7. Austin, Texas
8. Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Ark.
9. Chattanooga, Tenn.
10. Tulsa, Okla.

Top 10 States with Flu Activity

Aggregate data from November 2014 through February 2015

1. Oklahoma
2. Arkansas
3. Mississippi
4. Texas
5. Tennessee
6. Louisiana
7. Alabama
8. Kentucky
9. Nebraska
10. South Carolina

New “Bottom 10” Shows Markets with Least Amount of Influenza Activity

In addition to the top markets for activity, the season-ending Index also shows the bottom 10, suggesting successful prevention efforts in preparation for, and during flu season in these communities, which experienced the lowest levels of influenza.

Markets with Least Flu Activity

Aggregate data from November 2014 through February 2015

1. Portland, Ore.
2. Hartford-New Haven, Conn.
3. Boston, Mass.
4. Fresno-Visalia, Calif.
5. Sacramento, Calif.
6. Tucson, Ariz.
7. Buffalo, N.Y.
8. Providence, R.I.
9. Seattle-Tacoma, Wash.
10. Los Angeles

Methodology

The Walgreens Flu Index is compiled using retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza across Walgreens locations nationwide. The data is analyzed at state and geographic market levels to measure absolute impact and incremental change of antiviral medications on a per store average basis, and does not include markets in which Walgreens has fewer than 20 retail locations.

The Flu Index is not intended to illustrate levels or severity of flu activity, but rather, illustrate which populations are experiencing the highest incidence of flu.

© Copyright Walgreen Co. 2014. All rights reserved

About Walgreens
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), the nation’s largest drugstore chain, constitutes the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,229 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens digital business includes Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, Beauty.com, SkinStore.com and VisionDirect.com. Walgreens also manages more than 400 Healthcare Clinic and provider practice locations around the country.

Contact(s)

Walgreens
Jim Cohn, (847) 315-2950
http://news.walgreens.com
@WalgreensNews
facebook.com/Walgreens

Walgreens Top Ten DMAs with Flu Activity for the week of Feb. 24, 2015

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-2-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. With the ability to generate hyper-local data that’s as specific as a single zip code, the Index aims to drive consumer awareness and prevention within communities, while also serving as a valuable resource for health departments, media and others at the local level.

Top Ten DMAs with Flu Activity
Week beginning 2/23/2015
1. Oklahoma City, Okla.
2. Jackson, Miss.
3. Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark.
4. Little Rock – Pine Bluff, Ark.
5. El Paso, Texas, (Las Cruces, NM)
6. Tulsa, Okla.
7. Knoxville, Tenn.
8. Huntsville – Decatur (Florence), Ala.
9. San Antonio, Texas
10. Birmingham (Anniston and Tuscaloosa), Ala.
Top Ten States with Flu Activity
Week beginning 2/23/2015
1. Oklahoma
2. Arkansas
3. Mississippi
4. Alabama
5. Louisiana
6. Texas
7. Tennessee
8. South Carolina
9. Kansas
10. Nebraska
Top Ten DMAs Flu Activity Gains
From week beginning 2/16/2015 to 2/23/2015
1. Birmingham (Anniston and Tuscaloosa), Ala
2. Chattanooga, Tenn.
3. Atlanta, Ga.
4. Paducah, KY – Cape Girardeau, MO- Harrisburg, Ill.
5. Green Bay – Appleton, Wis.
6. Colorado Springs – Pueblo, Colo.
7. Champaign, Springfield – Decatur, Ill.
8. Denver, Colo.
9. Greenville – Spartanburg – Anderson, SC; Asheville, N.C.
10. Dayton, Ohio
Top Ten State Flu Activity Gains
From week beginning 2/16/2015 to 2/23/2015
1. Alabama
2. Georgia
3. Colorado
4. Illinois
5. Mississippi
6. Ohio
7. Indiana
8. Michigan
9. Pennsylvania
10. Minnesota

Methodology

The Walgreens Flu Index™ is compiled using weekly retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza across Walgreens locations nationwide. The data is analyzed at state and geographic market levels to measure absolute impact and incremental change of antiviral medications on a per store average basis, and does not include markets in which Walgreens has fewer than 20 retail locations.

The Flu Index™ is not intended to illustrate levels or severity of flu activity, but rather, illustrate which populations are experiencing the highest incidence of flu.

© Copyright Walgreen Co. 2015. All rights reserved

About Walgreens
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), the nation’s largest drugstore chain, constitutes the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,229 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens digital business includes Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, Beauty.com, SkinStore.com and VisionDirect.com. Walgreens also manages more than 400 Healthcare Clinic and provider practice locations around the country.

Contact(s)

Walgreens
Jim Cohn, (847) 315-2950
or
Kelli Hartsock, (312) 981-8553
http://news.walgreens.com
@WalgreensNews
facebook.com/Walgreens

WALGREENS: OKLAHOMA CITY TOPS THE TOP TEN DMAS WITH FLU ACTIVITY LIST FOR THE WEEK OF FEB 2 2015

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-2-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. With the ability to generate hyper-local data that’s as specific as a single zip code, the Index aims to drive consumer awareness and prevention within communities, while also serving as a valuable resource for health departments, media and others at the local level.

Top Ten DMAs with Flu Activity
Week beginning 2/2/2015

1. Oklahoma City, Okla.
2. El Paso, Texas (Las Cruces, NM)
3. Tulsa, Okla.
4. San Antonio, Texas
5. Little Rock – Pine Bluff, Ark.
6. Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark.
7. Austin, Texas
8. Jackson, Miss.
9. Harlingen–Weslaco–Brownsville–McAllen, Texas
10. Knoxville, Tenn.

Top Ten States with Flu Activity
Week beginning 2/2015

1. Oklahoma
2. Arkansas
3. Texas
4. Nebraska
5. Mississippi
6. Kansas
7. Louisiana
8. New Jersey
9. Tennessee
10. New Mexico

Top Ten DMAs Flu Activity Gains
From week beginning 1/26/2015 to 2/2/2015

1. Ft. Smith–Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers, Ark,
2. El Paso, Texas (Las Cruces, NM)
3. Jackson, Miss.
4. Oklahoma City, Okla.
5. Huntsville–Decatur (Florence), Ala.
6. Tulsa, Okla.
7. Little Rock–Pine Bluff, Ark.
8. Providence, R.I. – New Bedford, Mass.
9. Wichita-Hutchinson, Kan.
10. Boston, Mass. (Manchester, NH)

Top Ten State Flu Activity Gains
From week beginning 1/26/2015 to 2/2/2015

1. Oklahoma
2. Arkansas
3. New Hampshire
4. Rhode Island
5. Kansas
6. Louisiana
7. New Jersey
8. Connecticut
9. Massachusetts
10. Delaware

Methodology

The Walgreens Flu Index™ is compiled using weekly retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza across Walgreens locations nationwide. The data is analyzed at state and geographic market levels to measure absolute impact and incremental change of antiviral medications on a per store average basis, and does not include markets in which Walgreens has fewer than 20 retail locations.

The Flu Index™ is not intended to illustrate levels or severity of flu activity, but rather, illustrate which populations are experiencing the highest incidence of flu.

© Copyright Walgreen Co. 2015. All rights reserved

About Walgreens
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), the nation’s largest drugstore chain, constitutes the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,229 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens digital business includes Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, Beauty.com, SkinStore.com and VisionDirect.com. Walgreens also manages more than 400 Healthcare Clinic and provider practice locations around the country.

Contact(s)

Walgreens
Jim Cohn
(847) 315-2950
or
Kelli Hartsock
(312) 981-8553
http://news.walgreens.com
@WalgreensNews
facebook.com/Walgreens