Harlingen – Weslaco-Brownsville – McAllen, Texas again on top of Walgreens Flu Index™ for Week of Jan. 17, 2016

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Jan-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. 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 1/17/2016

  1. Harlingen – Weslaco-Brownsville – McAllen, Texas
  2. Miami – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
  3. Las Vegas, Nev.
  4. Tucson (Sierra Vista), Ariz.
  5. Tyler – Longview (Lufkin & Nacogdoches), Texas
  6. El Paso, Texas (Las Cruces, N.M.)
  7. Phoenix (Prescott), Ariz.
  8. Los Angeles, Calif.
  9. Beaumont – Port Arthur, Texas
  10. Palm Springs, Calif.

Top Ten States with Flu Activity
Week of 1/17/2016

  1. Nevada
  2. Arizona
  3. Texas
  4. Wyoming
  5. California
  6. Hawaii
  7. Florida
  8. Mississippi
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Tennessee

Top Ten DMAs Flu Activity Gains
Week of 1/17/2016

  1. Harlingen – Weslaco – Brownsville – McAllen, Texas
  2. Tucson (Sierra Vista), Ariz.
  3. Shreveport, La.
  4. San Diego, Calif.
  5. Knoxville, Tenn.
  6. Memphis, Tenn.
  7. Honolulu, Hawaii
  8. La Crosse – Eau Claire, Wis.
  9. Monterey – Salinas, Calif.
  10. Rockford, Ill.

Top Ten States Flu Activity Gains
Week of 1/17/2016

  1. Wyoming
  2. Hawaii
  3. Idaho
  4. Rhode Island
  5. Arizona
  6. Tennessee
  7. California
  8. Connecticut
  9. Utah
  10. Florida

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 reveals the top ten DMAs with flu activity for the week of Feb. 16, 2015

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-2-18 — /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 2/16/2015

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

Top Ten States with Flu Activity
Week beginning 2/16/2015

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

Top Ten DMAs Flu Activity Gains
From week beginning 2/9/2015 to 2/16/2015

  1. Columbia, SC
  2. Birmingham (Anniston and Tuscaloosa), Ala
  3. Baton Rouge, La.
  4. Chattanooga, Tenn.
  5. Orlando – Daytona Beach – Melbourne, Fla.
  6. Greenville – Spartanburg – Anderson, SC; Asheville, NC
  7. Colorado Springs – Pueblo, Colo.
  8. Atlanta, Ga.
  9. Rockford, Ill.
  10. Indianapolis, Ind.

Top Ten State Flu Activity Gains
From week beginning 2/9/2015 to 2/16/2015

  1. South Carolina
  2. Alabama
  3. Georgia
  4. Florida
  5. Indiana
  6. Colorado
  7. Connecticut
  8. Illinois
  9. Ohio
  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
Kelli Hartsock, (312) 981-8553
http://news.walgreens.com
@WalgreensNews
facebook.com/Walgreens

Walgreens Flu Index™ for Week of Jan. 12, 2015: Top 10 DMAs with Flu Activity

DEERFIELD, IL., 2015-1-15 — /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 10 DMAs with Flu Activity
Week beginning 1/12/2015

  1. Knoxville, Tenn.
  2. Oklahoma City, Okla.
  3. Tri-Cities, Tenn. – Va.
  4. Paducah, Ky. – Cape Girardeau, Mo. – Harrisburg, Ill.
  5. Chattanooga, Tenn.
  6. Columbia, S.C.
  7. Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Ark.
  8. Tulsa, Okla.
  9. Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
  10. Richmond-Petersburg, Va.

Top 10 States with Flu Activity
Week beginning 1/12/2015

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

Top 10 DMAs Flu Activity Gains
From week beginning 1/5/2015 to 1/12/2015

  1. El Paso, Texas (Las Cruces, N.M.)
  2. Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, N.C.
  3. Buffalo, N.Y.
  4. Phoenix (Prescott), Ariz.
  5. Los Angeles, Calif.
  6. Wichita-Hutchinson, Kan. Plus
  7. Tucson (Sierra Vista), Ariz.
  8. San Diego, Calif.
  9. Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, Calif.
  10. Boise, Idaho

Top 10 State Flu Activity Gains
From week beginning 1/5/2015 to 1/12/2015

  1. Arizona
  2. California
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Oregon
  5. Rhode Island
  6. Connecticut
  7. Idaho
  8. Washington
  9. New Mexico
  10. New York

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.