Rite Aid advises consumers get their flu shot in first Facebook live event
Rite Aid on Thursday hosted its first-ever flu-focused Facebook live event featuring health expert Jennifer Caudle and Rite Aid certified immunizing pharmacist Chris Altman that as of the next day had been viewed more than 3,000 times.
The Facebook live event stressed to consumers the importance of getting their flu shots this holiday season, and that Rite Aid makes that errand as easy and convenient as possible.
"Unless you want to run the risk of getting the gift of the flu this holiday season, it's important to get our flu shots and encourage our families to do that, too," Caudle, a nationally renowned health expert and practicing family physician, shared with viewers. Both Caudle and Altman fielded call-in questions during the live webcast, which was announced earlier this week.
This year, Camp Hill, Pa.-based Rite Aid is offering three types of flu vaccines: a quadrivalent flu vaccine which offers protection against four strains of the flu; the standard trivalent vaccine; and FLUAD, a trivalent vaccine with adjuvant, an ingredient that helps create a stronger immune response to vaccination, which is approved for people 65 years old and older.