North Carolina Health Plan Stops Sponsoring Retail Flu Shots

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is again promoting free flu shots for its members, but this year’s message conveys a blow to retailers: Get a flu shot at your doctor’s office.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is again promoting free flu shots for its members, but this year’s message conveys a blow to retailers: Get a flu shot at your doctor’s office. Supermarkets and drug stores are off the list of locations where the health care giant will sponsor flu clinics, according to media reports. Area doctors say the change is due to concerns of preserving the doctor-patient relationship rather than concerns over losing business, reports sai

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