Higi supports NACDS’ flu shot campaign
Health engagement company Higi has voiced its support for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and its member companies in their efforts to encourage Americans to get their flu shots this year.
Higi said that because of its network of Smart Health Stations in retail and pharmacy stores, it recognizes the unique position that retail pharmacists play in providing access to the flu vaccine — particularly for underserved patient groups. The company has launched a vaccination guide across its network of health stations, offering more information about which vaccine they should get. It also shares information about he COVID-19 vaccine and what availability will look like via retail pharmacies whenan eventual vaccination is cleared by the FDA.
“We are excited to welcome Higi’s collaboration to drive awareness and action in support of our flu vaccination awareness campaign,” said NACDS President and CEO Steve Anderson. “Their relationships with retail pharmacy and their customers make Higi a strong collaborator to help us amplify this important call to action. We appreciate the ways that Higi is helping to communicate this important public health message – their efforts will be particularly critical as we seek to reach underserved communities and provide education and access to flu vaccinations as well as safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations when they are available.”
All told, more than 8,000 Higi stations will display NACDS messaging that encourages them to talk to their pharmacist about the flu vaccine, and Higi said it would support this effort with email and social messaging.
“We strongly support the NACDS and their urgent call for all eligible Americans to complete their flu vaccination,” said Jeff Bennett, CEO at Higi. “As we prepare for the impact of both flu and Covid-19 this fall and winter, we recognize that retail pharmacy partners will play an essential role in the fight to keep our healthcare systems functioning, and we are honored to be able to lend our platform in support of this important message.”