Kerr Drug gears up for H1N1 outbreak

RALEIGH, N.C. Regional pharmacy chain Kerr Drug is gearing up for an H1N1 outbreak this spring, despite reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that only four states are experiencing widespread activity.

Kerr Drug is encouraging its customers to get vaccinated by offering flu shot clinics in its stores as well as employer sites and community events.

“Kerr Drug has an adequate supply of H1N1 vaccine so we are able to provide the vaccine to anyone (ages 14 years or older) who wants it,” said Joe Heidrick, R.Ph, PharmD and Director of Operations for KDI Health Solutions, the clinical subsidiary of Kerr Drug. “Those are high risk include children and young adults, pregnant women and people with chronic health problems such as asthma and heart disease.”

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