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Walmart and Sam's Club announced today that flu shots powered by Mollen Immunization Clinics will be available in more than 4,100 select stores and clubs nationwide for $24* beginning today. Customers can visit www.walmart.com/flushots or www.samsclub.com to find specific dates, times and locations for the flu vaccination clinics.
The flu shots will offer protection against many flu viruses this season, including H1N1, the new strain H3N2 and B/Brisbane. New guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend flu shots for everyone over the age of 6 months. Mollen will provide flu shots for children ages four and older.
"This year, one shot offers protection against H1N1, as well as two other strains of flu. This will make it easier for our customers to get the preventive care they need, all in one visit," said John Agwunobi, MD, president of Walmart's health and wellness division. "We know that families are concerned about their finances, so we are bringing our customers a flu vaccine solution at a convenient and affordable price."
Mollen will accept Medicare Part B and many other forms of private health insurance. There is no need to make an appointment, and customers may also pick up the preventive products they need, such as antibacterial hand sanitizers, vitamins and supplements, all in one place.
"We are happy to partner with Walmart again this flu season, and we are committed to helping Walmart customers get their seasonal flu shot in a convenient, affordable way," said John Roehm, CEO of Mollen Immunization Clinics.
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.
Comprehensive information from the CDC on flu vaccinations is available at www.flu.gov.
* Medicare Part B, or private health plans may cover part or all of the cost of the immunization; customers pay the lesser of the $24 or the co-pay as designated by their third-party payers.