Rite Aid participates in National Influenza Vaccination Week

CAMP HILL, Pa. Rite Aid on Monday announced that it is joining the nationwide effort this week to urge more Americans to get vaccinated against flu during National Influenza Vaccination Week.

H1N1 flu shots are available for only $15 by Rite Aid's certified immunizing pharmacists at 1,257 Rite Aid stores in 30 states and the District of Columbia.

Customers can go to www.riteaid.com/H1N1 to find the most convenient Rite Aid store offering the H1N1 flu shots, the retailer stated.

While flu activity has declined in recent weeks, flu activity – caused either by the H1N1 virus or regular seasonal flu viruses – is expected to continue for months. "Flu experts warn that we should prepare for a possible third wave of H1N1 flu," stated Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also still recommends getting a regular seasonal flu shot if possible and pneumococcal shots for pneumonia to ward off H1N1 complications, Rite Aid noted. Rite Aid's regular seasonal flu shots, where available, cost $30, and pneumococcal shots for pneumonia cost $45.

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