BENTONVILLE, ARK. — On March 8, Sam's Club will host free allergy and health screenings to members and visitors at Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy — 584 locations — to ease management of allergies this season, the club operator announced Wednesday.
“Seasonal allergies can be the source of distress and discomfort to millions, particularly as flowers and trees bloom,” stated Jill Turner-Mitchael, SVP Sam’s Club Health and Wellness. “Our screening program helps Sam’s Club pharmacy patients pinpoint allergy causes, prevent symptoms and actively maintain daily wellness at an amazing savings.”
While supplies last, free in-club health screenings are valued at up to $200 and include:
- Allergy IgE screening: An elevated level of total Immunoglobin E may indicate an allergy or parasitic infection is present. This test is useful in predicting positive results of allergen-specific tests for the common allergens such as pollen, dust or pet dander, and certain parasitic infections;
- Blood pressure;
- Body mass index; and
- Vision, where allowed by state law.
In addition to allergy screenings, Sam’s Club pharmacies offer year-round immunizations for adults ages 18 and above. Licensed pharmacists can administer walk-in flu shots and nine important immunizations recommended to help protect against serious diseases like pneumonia, shingles and whooping cough.