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Bartell Drugs makes it easy to get a flu shot

October 3, 2018

SEATTLE – Bartell’s pharmacy is prepared to help protect customers from the flu with a fast and easy vaccination program.

 

Receiving an annual flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications. “Flu vaccinations can help reduce flu illnesses, doctor’s visits and missed work or school due to the flu. Getting vaccinated also helps lessen the symptoms and severity of the flu if someone does become exposed to the virus.” Said Pharmacy District Manager, Chris Simard.  The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get their flu vaccine before the end of October to help prevent the spread of flu before the season begins. Bartells can accommodate anyone over the age of 3 years.

 

Last fall and winter, the U.S. experienced the most severe flu season in recent history. A flu vaccination is the first step to protecting oneself from this virus. While everyone is susceptible, the group least likely to get vaccinated is college age students. A recent report shows that the reason most people don’t get vaccinations for themselves or their children isn’t because they need convincing but because they perceive inconveniences or obstacles.

 

To make the flu vaccination process quick and easy, Bartell’s encourages all customers to visit www.bartelldrugs.com/flu-form to register. Taking the time to fill out the flu form online helps streamline the process once you get to your chosen pharmacy. Flu shots are available at any time, without an appointment, during regular pharmacy hours at all 68 neighborhood locations.

 

As a convenience for local businesses or retirement communities with 15 or more employees or residents, Bartell Drugs offers an off-site flu clinic program. For businesses, the program provides an opportunity for employees to get their flu shot in an effort to decrease lost productivity and time due to sickness. For retirement communities, the program helps residents protect themselves as well as those around them, some of whom may be at higher risk from complications associated with the flu.

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About Bartell Drugs: Operating 68 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties and serving the Northwest since 1890, locally owned Bartell Drugs is dedicated to providing extraordinary service that advances health, happiness and wellbeing. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.

Media Contact: Hannah Kubiak, Communications Manager, Bartell Drugs, 206-933-9416 or hannah.kubiak@bartelldrugs.com

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