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10/1/2009
Harris Teeter Offers Seasonal Flu Shots October 5th – November 17th
Customers can take advantage of convenient seasonal flu shots with their VIC card and stay healthy this flu season.

 

Seasonal Flu shots will be available at Harris Teeter pharmacy stores from October 5th through November 17th. Providing convenient flu shot clinics allows Harris Teeter to show customers and associates how important they are to the company and help protect them from one of the winter's nastiest illnesses. 

Harris Teeter will be working in cooperation with Preventa Health, a division of Virginia Health Screenings to offer flu shots in its Pharmacy stores for at least one four-hour period during the month. Flu shots will be available to all Harris Teeter customers for just $25 each with their VIC card, or at no charge if they are a Medicare Part B, non-HMO recipient (just present your card before receiving your shot). FluMist vaccine is also available for $30 and pneumonia shots are available for $45.  Shoppers should note that they must be a minimum of 8 years old to receive the flu shot and a minimum of 2 years old to receive the FluMist vaccine.

Registered nurses with Preventa will administer the shots in a temporary clinic set up within the Harris Teeter pharmacy stores. Clinic information will be posted at the Pharmacy in all stores and at harristeeter.com on the pharmacy page or just ask an associate for the schedule.

At Harris Teeter, we want to make it easy for our customers to stay healthy and well this flu season. And unlike flu shots given several years ago, the flu shot vaccine immunization of today is made with an inactive virus, so rest assured, the shot will not cause the flu when given.   To find out if you are a good candidate for the flu shot log onto the Center for Disease Control’s website.

Harris Teeter, Inc. with headquarters in Matthews, NC, is a subsidiary of Ruddick Corporation (NYSE:RDK).  Harris Teeter is the 36th largest supermarket in the United States with 2008 sales of $3.99 billion. The grocery store chain employs over 21,000 associates and has 190 stores in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida, and the District of Columbia.