Winn-Dixie Set for Flu Season

Winn-Dixie Stores announced Friday its flu vaccinations program will begin on Sept. 1.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie Stores [2] announced Friday its flu vaccinations program will begin on Sept. 1.

All of Winn-Dixie’s in-store pharmacies will dispense vaccinations on a walk-in basis and through vaccine clinics. The retailer operates nearly 400 pharmacies in its store network.

Customers using their Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Card will receive a $5 discount off the $28 flu vaccine ($23 with the customer reward card).

This season Winn-Dixie is offering a new, high dosage flu vaccine for those 65 and older for $43 with the customer reward card ($48 for non-cardholders). Both the regular and high dose flu vaccines provide protection against the H1N1 virus, the retailer said.

“Besides the convenience of in-store vaccinations, offering these vaccines at competitive rates will save our customers and their health insurers more than $2 million,” said Robin Miller, a Winn-Dixie spokeswoman in a company release.

Winn-Dixie also is providing an offsite clinic service for local businesses to increase vaccination rates this year.