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Kroger's Family of Pharmacies Offer Customers Easy and Affordable Seasonal Flu Vaccinations
Date:8/24/2009

CINCINNATI Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Kroger Co.'s (NYSE: KR) Family of Pharmacies is making it easy and affordable for customers to take steps to keep themselves and their families healthy by getting seasonal flu immunizations early.

This year, Kroger's more than 1,900 in-store pharmacies will again offer convenient access to seasonal flu vaccines at an affordable price. Beginning in September, flu vaccines will be administered by Kroger's own Certified Immunizing Pharmacists for $25 per vaccine. During the 2008-2009 flu season, the Kroger Family of Pharmacies administered nearly 1 million flu vaccinations.

"Our customers have saved more than $200 million through our $4 generic program. Our seasonal flu shot program is yet another way of helping our customers with easy, accessible and affordable health services - particularly when they need it most," said Lincoln Lutz, Vice President of Pharmacy Operations for Kroger. "Customers rely on our team of expert Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians who provide professional counsel and service in a convenient, friendly environment."

The Centers for Disease Control encourages seasonal flu vaccinations for anyone wishing to reduce their chances of getting the flu. Groups who are particularly susceptible include:

  • Individuals aged 6 months to 19 years old and those who are 50 years old or older
  • Pregnant women
  • Individuals with certain chronic medical conditions
  • People who live in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities
  • Health care workers
  • Household contacts and caregivers of children less than 6 months of age

In addition to offering seasonal flu vaccines, Kroger is actively involved with local, state and federal health authorities, including the CDC, who are developing and preparing for distribution and administration of an H1N1 ("Swine") flu vaccine and government stockpile of anti-viral medications. As a part of Kroger's pandemic planning and seasonal readiness, Kroger is actively building inventories of key items for the prevention and treatment of influenza.

For additional questions on seasonal flu vaccines or Kroger's $4 generic drug program, please visit your local Kroger pharmacy.

Kroger, one of the nation's largest retail grocery chains, employs more than 326,000 associates who serve customers in 2,475 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states. Kroger operates stores under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, Fry's, King Soopers, Smith's, Dillons, QFC and City Market. In addition, Kroger associates serve customers in 764 convenience stores, 387 fine jewelry stores and 798 supermarket fuel centers the Company operates. Kroger also operates 40 food processing plants in the U.S. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kroger focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local schools and grassroots organizations in the communities it serves. For more information about the Company, please visit www.kroger.com.


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