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Rite Aid opens online scheduling for flu shots

Customers can now schedule online for appointments beginning today or walk in at Rite Aid and Bartell Drug’s locations.

Rite Aid has opened online scheduling for flu shots at its locations,– including Bartell Drugs in the Pacific Northwest, and is now accepting walk-ins, providing convenient options for families to get vaccinated.

“With children going back to school, now is the perfect time to schedule a flu shot as well as other needed routine vaccines,” said Karen Staniforth, chief pharmacy officer at Rite Aid.

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“More than ever, our customers want to keep themselves and their families healthy — including protecting against flu, COVID-19 and other diseases — and we are committed to providing them with convenient access to the immunizations they need,” she said.

This year, Rite Aid’s flu vaccinations include:

  • Quadrivalent flu vaccine, which provides protection against four strains of the flu: the influenza A H3N2 virus, the influenza A H1N1 virus and two strains of influenza B virus;
  • FLUAD, a quadrivalent vaccine that helps create a stronger immune response to vaccination, approved for people aged 65 years old and older;
  • Fluzone HD, a high-dosage quadrivalent vaccine for patients aged 65 years old and older; and
  • Flumist, a nasal spray flu vaccine, which is in limited supply at all locations.

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Rite Aid and Bartell Drugs also offer COVID-19 and other routine vaccinations at all locations, helping customers and families stay up to date on vaccines that provide critical protection against certain diseases, some of which are required for certain ages, activities or for overseas travel.

To help customers assess their needs for routine immunizations, Rite Aid offers an Immunization Evaluation Questionnaire on its website, which guides customers to ensure they are up to date with all necessary immunizations based on their age, conditions or occupation.

Rite Aid and Bartell Drug’s pharmacists can immunize adults and children aged 3 years old and older. To schedule an appointment for a flu vaccine or other immunizations, Rite Aid customers can use the online scheduling tool here. Bartell Drugs customers can use its online scheduling tool linked here. All locations are currently accepting walk-ins.

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Using the online scheduling tool, customers may select a convenient time and location to schedule a vaccine appointment for flu, COVID-19 and other recommended vaccinations. Customers supply necessary information and consent forms securely online in advance of their appointment.

Reminders will be sent in the days leading up to the appointment via customers’ chosen communication, Rite Aid said.

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