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Meijer pharmacy prepares for record-breaking administration of flu vaccine

Posted at 12:39 PM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 12:39:35-04

The year 2020 will be remembered in part as the year of the coronavirus, COVID19, but that doesn't mean the regular seasonal flu is taking a break. Meijer is planning on an increase in administering the influenza vaccine and is even offering specific hours for the elderly and those with chronic health conditions.

Meijer expects to administer nearly double the number of flu-shot immunizations compared to last year. The expected increase is due to a higher awareness of the need to be protected as well as a shift toward patients looking for more convenient options and flexibility.

Customers can get a flu shot at any Meijer pharmacy location without an appointment during pharmacy hours. Senior citizens and customers with chronic health conditions can take advantage of dedicated pharmacy hours from 7-8 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Customers can print their form at home and bring it with them. However, they can also complete the available form at the pharmacy or speed up their visit by scheduling their flu shot online and filling out the vaccination form on their smartphones using the retailer’s new contactless, text-based pharmacy service.

All Meijer Pharmacists wear masks and follow specific protocols to disinfect all surfaces and areas where shots are administered between each patient, according to the retailer’s specific COVID-19 protocol. Meijer has also expanded most of its pharmacies during the last few years to include private consultation rooms where patients can receive their immunizations.

Customers are required to wear masks during the vaccination.

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