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CVS/pharmacy to Provide H1N1 Vaccinations in Rhode Island by End of Week

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today that it will provide H1N1 flu vaccinations at select store locations in Rhode Island by the end of this week. The vaccine will be available to all Rhode Islanders who wish to be vaccinated while supplies last. CVS/pharmacy is partnering with the Rhode Island Department of Health to provide vaccinations against H1N1 influenza.

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"Our customers depend on CVS/pharmacy for their health care needs, so we are pleased to be able to make H1N1 vaccinations available at more than two dozen convenient CVS/pharmacy locations in Rhode Island," said Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark. "We are committed to keeping consumers healthy in the thousands of communities we serve throughout this flu season, including here in our home state."

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is now encouraging everyone to get an H1N1 flu shot, especially those at highest risk, including: pregnant women, individuals 6 months through 24 years of age, household contacts and caregivers for children younger than 6 months of age, health care and emergency medical services personnel, and persons aged 25 through 64 who have health conditions that are associated with higher risk of medical complications from influenza such as asthma and diabetes.

H1N1 vaccinations will be available at the following CVS/pharmacy locations by appointment:

    309 Broad St.                               Central Falls          RI
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    2250 New London Tpk                         Coventry               RI
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    1188 Pontiac Avenue                         Cranston               RI
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    205 Atwood Avenue                           Cranston               RI
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    1998 Mendon Road                            Cumberland             RI
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    2125 Diamond Hill Road                      Cumberland             RI
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    507 Main Street                             East Greenwich         RI
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    640 Warren Avenue                           East Providence        RI
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    1400 Hartford Avenue                        Johnston               RI
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    99 East Main Road                           Middletown             RI
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    1123 Boston Neck Rd.                        Narragansett           RI
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    181 Bellevue Avenue                         Newport                RI
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    120 Eddie Dowling Hwy.                      North Smithfield       RI
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    835 Newport Ave.                            Pawtucket              RI
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    425 East Avenue                             Pawtucket              RI
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    10 Turnpike Ave @ East Main Rd              Portsmouth             RI
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    481 Angell Street                           Providence             RI
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    935 Manton Avenue                           Providence             RI
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    799 Hope Street                             Providence             RI
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    100 Francis St.                             Providence             RI
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    11 Main St.                                 Wakefield              RI
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    615 Metacom Avenue, Route 136               Warren                 RI
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    767 Warwick Avenue                          Warwick                RI
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    2790 Post Road                              Warwick                RI
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    2400 Warwick Ave, Meadowbrook Plaza         Warwick                RI
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    834 Providence Street                       West Warwick           RI
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    150 Granite Street                          Westerly               RI
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The cost of the H1N1 flu vaccination shot at CVS/pharmacy is a $15 administration fee, which may be covered by insurance. CVS/pharmacy will waive this fee for the members of the Rhode Island Medical Reserve Corps and Rhode Island school nurses in recognition of their efforts to vaccinate Rhode Island schoolchildren this season.

The availability of H1N1 flu vaccine at CVS/pharmacy will be updated daily at

About CVS/pharmacy

CVS/pharmacy is the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation ( CVS). The Company operates more than 7,000 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drugs stores. CVS/pharmacy is committed to providing expert care and innovative solutions in pharmacy and health care that are effective and easy for our customers, both in its stores and online at General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at

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