CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is touting its vaccinating pharmacists as the back-to-school season begins.
The retail pharmacy chain said its pharmacists were ready to provide vaccinations against pertussis, meningitis, hepatitis B, human papillomavirus and other diseases, in addition to providing advice on oral health, nutritional supplements, cough-cold supplies and first-aid kits.
"Whether they're bound for kindergarten or college, it's no secret that kids do better in school if they're in good health," Rite Aid EVP pharmacy Robert Thompson said. "Rite Aid pharmacists are here to help with expert advice on a wide range of topics, including immunizations, cough and cold medicines, vitamins and supplements, oral health care and even tips on how to build a basic first-aid kit for dorms. Staying current on the recommended vaccination schedules is especially important this year since the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] predicts high levels of whooping cough not seen since the '50s."