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PLEASANTON, Calif. Safeway on Tuesday announced that all Safeway pharmacies in the United States now have a new high-dose flu vaccine called Fluzone High-Dose, which has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in people 65 years of age and older.
Adults above the age of 65 comprise 15% of the U.S. population, but account for 65% of flu-related hospitalizations and 90% of flu-related deaths, the grocer noted. Fluzone High-Dose contains the same components as regular-strength flu vaccine but provides a superior immune response in seniors.
Safeway pharmacies make it easy for everyone to protect themselves by offering flu vaccines on a walk-in basis at Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Carrs, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Randalls and Tom Thumb pharmacies while supplies last. Stores that do not have a pharmacy will offer scheduled flu vaccine clinics.