Jewel-Osco shipping extra flu doses amid increased demand

CDC declares flu epidemic

ITASCA, Ill. — Jewel-Osco is shipping "thousands" of extra doses of flu vaccine amid a flu season that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has labeled an epidemic, the retail chain said.

The company plans to ship 7,000 doses to its pharmacies starting Tuesday and continuing into Wednesday, with about 170 pharmacies set to receive some of the doses.

The company said delivery dates were based on store locations and advised customers to contact their local stores for more information because it had experienced an increase in demand for the vaccine compared with last season.


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