WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS Caremark and its MinuteClinic business have set a goal of delivering one million flu vaccinations this year.
Beginning Oct. 1, flu shots will be available without an appointment at more than 500 MinuteClinic locations and during 7,500 flu shot clinic events in select CVS stores nationwide.
“The Centers for Disease Control recommends a yearly flu vaccination, especially for people ages 50 and older, those with chronic disease such as diabetes, asthma and heart disease, along with women who are pregnant and health care providers,” stated Donna Haugland, chief nursing officer for MinuteClinic.
This year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has endorsed influenza vaccination for all children aged 6 months to 18 years. MinuteClinic will offer vaccinations to children over 18 months.