Kmart pharmacies now offering flu shots on walk-in basis

Rx savings club members offered discounted rate

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Kmart has announced that it is providing seasonal flu vaccinations at its more than 900 Kmart pharmacies nationwide.

In addition, members of Kmart Pharmacy's Prescription Savings Club will pay just $20 for the flu shot. Kmart Pharmacy also offers the high-dose flu shot (indicated for those ages 65 years and older). Many prescription insurance programs cover flu shots, including Medicare Part B and D.

"Kmart Pharmacy is aligned with the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's] position on preventive care, and we are well positioned to deliver the services that promote the health and wellness of patients in the communities we serve," said Ghassan Hourani, VP and general merchandise manager of Kmart Pharmacy. "At Kmart Pharmacy, our pharmacists will take the time to discuss with our patients the importance of being vaccinated, as well as practicing good health habits."

In 2012, Kmart Pharmacy will have available at each location nationwide an immunizing pharmacist who is certified by the American Pharmacists Association and authorized by the applicable state board of pharmacy to administer, where permitted by law, vaccines to customer who are ages 3 years and older.

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