Walgreens expands vaccine availability across Florida store base

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Monday expanded vaccine availability at all of its more than 800 locations across Florida as new state legislation takes effect to help bring greater patient access to vaccines.
Pharmacists in the Sunshine state are now authorized to provide the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended meningococcal (meningitis) vaccines for patients 18 years and older, and zoster (shingles) vaccines for patients 60 years and older, in addition to influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations available to eligible patients ages 18 and older.
“As some of the most trusted healthcare professionals in communities across Florida, this is an excellent opportunity for our pharmacists to help educate residents about the importance of adult vaccinations and to improve immunization rates through greater access,” said Terry Gubbins, Florida market pharmacy director for Walgreens. “We’ve demonstrated through flu seasons and other health initiatives the important role Walgreens is playing in health care today, providing high quality, affordable care to help more people get, stay and live well.”
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