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Walmart announces $15 H1N1 vaccinations

Mollen Immunization to administer vaccine at select Georgia Walmart stores

COLUMBUS, GA – Walmart and Mollen Immunization Clinics announced today that Mollen healthcare professionals will administer H1N1 flu shots in select stores in Georgia for $15* beginning December 2.

Customers will find specific dates, times and locations for the H1N1 vaccination clinic at flushotsusa.walmart.com.

"H1N1 vaccines are allotted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Mollen has received our allotment for Georgia," said John Roehm, CEO of Mollen Immunization Clinics. "With the heightened awareness of getting vaccinated this flu season, we are committed to helping Walmart customers get their H1N1 flu shots in a convenient, affordable way."

Mollen Immunization Clinics is one of the largest providers of influenza (flu) immunizations in the United States, conducting a network of seasonal clinics each year at drug stores, supermarkets, shopping centers, superstores, corporations, schools, governments and a variety of community locations.

Like other retailers, suppliers and drug manufacturers, Walmart and Mollen are working closely with the CDC to participate in the H1N1 vaccination effort. As a result, Mollen will administer H1N1 vaccines at Walmart stores once the various government agencies have determined the distribution for the vaccines.

"We know that in this tough economic time people just can't afford to get sick, and unfortunately, staying healthy can also be expensive" said John Agwunobi, M.D., president of Walmart's health and wellness division. "Now more than ever when families are concerned about both their health and their finances, we're pleased that Mollen will be administering the H1N1 flu vaccine for only $15 in our stores."

According to their website, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends the following groups be vaccinated when the vaccine first becomes available:

  • Pregnant women
  • People who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age
  • Healthcare and emergency medical services personnel
  • Children and adults between the ages of 6 months and 24 years old
  • People ages 25 through 64 who are at higher risk due to chronic health disorders or compromised immune systems.

Comprehensive information from the CDC on H1N1 vaccinations is available at www.flu.gov.

* Medicaid, Medicare, or private health plans may cover part or all of the cost of the immunization; customers pay the lesser of the $15 or the co-pay as designated by their third-party payer.

Source: Walmart

 

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