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Kroger Cancels Needle-Free Flu Shots

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. here said Friday that it would discontinue the use of needle-free devices to administer flu vaccines after a Food and Drug Administration statement that such devices have not been approved for that purpose.

Kroger pharmacies and locations of The Little Clinic will continue to administer seasonal influenza vaccinations through traditional flu shots, the company said.

Kroger said it is seeking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Food and Drug Administration regarding revaccinations.

The full FDA statement can be found here.