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CVS Caremark Launches Distribution of $3 million in Free Seasonal Flu Shot Vouchers to the Unemployed
Date:10/1/2009

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- With the unemployment rate currently at the highest in over two decades, CVS Caremark today announced it has begun to provide 100,000 free seasonal flu shots to the unemployed as part of its efforts to help keep Americans healthy this flu season. The initiative kicks off today at The Work Place, a member of the Massachusetts Career One-Stop Initiative in Boston.

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In more than 20 markets across the country, CVS Caremark will offer vouchers for free seasonal flu shots worth a total of $3 million. The vouchers will be distributed at participating One-Stop Career Centers and other select employment training agencies that offer career resources, training, and workforce information to job seekers, students, and businesses. More information on contacting the individual employment centers participating in the free flu voucher program can be found at www.cvs.com/flu.

"The unemployed are particularly vulnerable this flu season, as many lack health insurance or employer coverage for a flu shot. We are excited to get this program underway and to start providing protection for this group as early in the flu season as possible," said Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for CVS Caremark.

Beginning the week of October 5th, participating employment centers will offer free flu shot vouchers for distribution to their unemployed clients. The vouchers can be redeemed at CVS/pharmacy sto
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