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08/29/2022

CVS Pharmacy kicks off Senior Days offering flu shots

Senior Days provides those aged 55 years old and older with easy access to the annual flu vaccine.
Sandra Levy
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CVS Pharmacy is set to host a series of Senior Days to give people over age 55 years old quick and easy access to the annual flu vaccine.

The Senior Days, which will be held every Thursday throughout the month of September, will be held at 20 CVS HealthHUB locations in the Tampa-area. During Senior Days, patients will be greeted by pharmacy staff, have access to educational information and receive their vaccination from a dedicated immunizer.

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Getting an annual flu shot, along with other important vaccines, such as COVID-19, shingles and pneumonia, if eligible, is important for avoiding illness and protecting the overall health of the community, especially for seniors who are at greater risk of developing severe flu-related illnesses, the company said. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that people over age 65 years old receive either the higher dose or adjuvanted flu vaccine, both of which help the body elicit a better immune response to the vaccine. CVS Pharmacy is offering both the high dose and adjuvanted flu vaccines this season and will have both types of vaccine available during the Senior Day events.

While patients can always schedule an immunization appointment ahead of time online or via the CVS Pharmacy app, during Senior Days, patients over age 55 years old are able to simply walk in and request a flu vaccination.

The events will be held every Thursday in September. 

[Read more: CVS Health plans to enter primary care by end of 2022]

In addition, CVS noted that the CDC recommends that individuals get their flu vaccination early in the fall before flu season begins and ideally no later than the end of October.

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