Safeway Offering Free Flu Shots – Recipients Receive 10% Off Grocery Coupon

Safeway, Inc. is offering flu vaccines on a “walk-in” basis with no appointment needed at all Safeway pharmacies and through scheduled flu vaccination clinics at selected Safeway stores starting today. Safeway also provides flu clinics for businesses, senior centers and nursing homes that wish to provide their employees or residents with the convenience of receiving the flu vaccine where they work or live.

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“We want to make sure our patients and customers protect themselves and their families from the flu this year by getting their vaccination in our new Patient Care Wellness Centers. These state-of-the-art Wellness Centers offer the perfect environment to meet your immunization and other health and wellness needs,” said Michele Snider, Safeway’s Hawaii Director of Pharmacy Operations. “Everyone needs to be protected from the flu, and getting the flu shot is the best way to prevent the flu, stay well, and be more productive at home and at work. As an added bonus, everyone who gets the flu shot will receive a 10 percent Safeway grocery coupon.”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months and older get their yearly flu vaccination as soon as the vaccine becomes available to maximize their protection from the flu. In addition, to avoid the risk of flu-related complications, the CDC stresses that it is important for people with chronic health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or immunosuppressive conditions to receive a flu vaccination each year.

All Safeway pharmacies will have Fluzone HD, a high-dose flu shot available for patients aged 65 years and older, as well as regular-strength and preservative-free vaccines. Businesses or organizations that desire an on-site clinic should call Stan Leung at 925-467-2630 to schedule an appointment.

Flu shots are available at the following Safeway Pharmacies in Hawaii during pharmacy business hours on a walk-in basis.  No appointments required.  In addition, Safeway Pharmacies are now able to provide flu shots for people ages 14-17 if they provide a prescription for the flu shot.

Kauai

  • Kapaa, 4-831 Kuhio Highway – 808-822-2191Oahu

Honolulu

  • 1234 South Beretania Street – 808-535-1785
  • 888 Kapahulu Avenue – 808-733-2606
  • Kailua 200 Hamakua Drive – 808-266-5220
  • Ewa Beach 91-1119 Keaunui Drive – 808-683-3205

Maui

  • Kahului 170 E. Kamehameha Avenue – 808-893-0606
  • Kihei 277 Piikea Avenue – 808-891-9130
  • Wailuku (Grand Opening September 20, 2013) 58 Maui Lani Parkway – 808-243-3527

Big Island

  • Hilo 381 East Makaala Street – 808-920-8874
  • Kona 15-1027 Henry Street – 808-329-2207

Information about stores offering the flu vaccine can be found at http://www.safeway.com/flu or by contacting your local Safeway store. Safeway is able to bill Medicare B, HMSA, HMAA and UHA participants at no charge, as well as some HMA participants at a small co-pay amount.

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