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Video: CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Encourage Americans to Protect Themselves Early With a Seasonal Flu Shot
Date:8/31/2009

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 31, /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, and MinuteClinic, the largest retail health care clinic provider in the U.S., today announced the availability of seasonal flu vaccinations and urged Americans to protect themselves early against the flu. CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic are divisions of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), the largest provider of prescriptions in the country.

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Beginning September 1st, seasonal flu shots will be available daily without an appointment at more than 500 MinuteClinic locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores. Most MinuteClinic locations are open seven days a week and offer evening hours. MinuteClinic will offer vaccinations to adults and children over 18 months. And starting September 15th, more than 9,000 flu shot clinic events will be held in select CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide. Consumers can call 1-888-FLU-SHOT or go to www.cvs.com to find a list of vaccination locations.

The vaccine offered by CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic will protect against the seasonal flu. Vaccinations are covered by most insurance plans.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages getting a seasonal flu vaccination as soon as it is available. Yearly seasonal flu vaccinations are recommended especially for those at highest ri
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