DEMAND FOR FLU SHOTS INCREASES AMID ANTHRAX SCARES

RICHMOND, Va. -- Influenza vaccinations have become increasingly popular this year, according to some retailers, in part because of the ongoing anthrax scare on the East Coast."We're seeing a lot of interest in the flu vaccine -- a lot of it has to do with the heightened awareness regarding bioterrorism," said John Beckner, director of pharmacy and health services, Ukrop's Super Markets here. "There's

RICHMOND, Va. -- Influenza vaccinations have become increasingly popular this year, according to some retailers, in part because of the ongoing anthrax scare on the East Coast.

"We're seeing a lot of interest in the flu vaccine -- a lot of it has to do with the heightened awareness regarding bioterrorism," said John Beckner, director of pharmacy and health services, Ukrop's Super Markets here. "There's a perception that if [consumers] get any kind of inoculation, it's a benefit to the

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