Retailers Compete for Flu Shot Business

Retailers Compete for Flu Shot Business

More than 200,000 pharmacists or two-thirds of U.S. pharmacists have completed immunization training provided by the American Pharmacists Association.

Retailers want to catch the flu — the flu-vaccine patient, that is.

As cold and flu season nears, chains have intensified promotional activity for in-store flu vaccines. Grocery and fuel discounts are a common theme.

Among the campaigns:

United Supermarkets, Lubbock, Texas, gives $5 off a grocery purchase to all those who get a flu shot or FluMist in September.

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