MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Highlighting the more than 200,000 people hospitalized as a result of complications from the flu, Fred’s pharmacy announced Tuesday that it will be offering flu vaccines to help patients proactively protect against the flu.
Fred’s said that its pharmacists would work with patients to figure out which version of the flu vaccine is best for them. The company also noted that flu vaccines are free with most insurance plans, though copays may apply.
“The number one way to prevent getting the flu is by getting your annual flu vaccination,” Fred’s COO Tim Liebmann said. “By becoming a ‘flu fighter,’ you are protecting yourself and lowering the risk of spreading the flu to friends and family or other members of the community.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that anyone six months of age and older get vaccinated against the flu, and flu activity starts to increase in October and November, with a peak between December and March. A full list of the vaccinations Fred’s offers can be found here.