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Kinney Drugs to administer RSV vaccine for adults over age 60 years old

RSV vaccine appointments will be available beginning in September.

Kinney Drugs pharmacists will soon be able to provide RSV vaccines to adults aged 60 years old and older in Vermont and New York. Respiratory Syncytial Virus is a common respiratory virus that typically causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Infants and older adults are at increased risk for serious illness and complications from RSV.

As seniors prepare for the fall season when respiratory viruses typically spread, they should receive a flu vaccine, updated COVID-19 vaccine and RSV vaccine, Kinney Drugs said.

[Read more: Kinney Drugs receives CDM Certification from The Compliance Team]

Kinney Drugs also has high-dose flu vaccines for those aged 65 years old and older.

“Pharmacists are well positioned to administer RSV vaccines and help achieve higher vaccination rates by offering accessible and convenient immunizations at our pharmacies,” said John Marraffa, president of Kinney Drugs. “Kinney Drugs is glad to be able to add RSV vaccines and updated COVID-19 vaccines to the list of vaccinations we are able to offer to our customers.”

RSV vaccine appointments will be available beginning in September.

[Read more: Kinney Drugs named Business of the Year

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