For the eighth year running, Walgreens is rolling out its Flu Index. The tool tracks flu activity in areas across the country and serves as a reminder for people to get an annual flu shot.
“The Walgreens Flu Index shows higher flu activity to date than what we saw last year during this same time when we saw unprecedented low levels of flu due to people sheltering in place, wearing masks and record flu shots administered,” Kevin Ban, chief medical officer at Walgreens said. “It remains critically important to get vaccinated against the flu before it spreads in your community. With many regions loosening COVID mitigation efforts and people spending more time together in person, we may see an uptick in flu activity and our pharmacy team members are readily accessible to help you get vaccinated and address questions.”