Jewel-Osco enters flu prevention game

ITASCA, Ill. Supervalu's Jewel-Osco stores announced a flu prevention program with vaccinations available in all locations with a pharmacy.

Jewel-Osco said its pharmacists will offer the traditional flu vaccine, the needle-free FluMist nasal spray and the new high-dose Fluzone for patients older than 65 years, during regular pharmacy hours.

The flu vaccine is available for $26.99 for either the traditional injection or FluMist. Fluzone HD is available for $59.99. The cost of these vaccines is covered by Medicare Part B and many commercial health plans, which means that many customers may not be incurring additional costs.

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