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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Price Chopper is giving free flu vaccines to victims of Hurricane Irene, the supermarket chain said.
Price Chopper, which was the first supermarket pharmacy in New York to certify pharmacists to administer flu shots, is sponsoring free flu vaccination clinics at a local church in Schoharie, N.Y. The first clinic was on Saturday, and another will follow this coming Saturday. Participants also will receive free deli lunches. Other clinics will take place across the six states in which the chain operates, though the company did not give details.
"We recognize that our neighbors whose homes and businesses were ravaged by Irene have much rebuilding to do over the coming months, and with the flu season upcoming, we want to help ensure that they stay healthy in light of the challenges that lay ahead," Price Chopper public relations, consumer and marketing services manager Mona Golub said.