Albertsons Companies Pharmacies Help Keep Families Healthy for the 2019-2020 Flu Season

Pharmacies offer range of flu vaccines, trained pharmacy staff, and no required appointments

BOISE, Idaho — October 11, 2019
— With the weather turning colder and the holidays around the corner, Albertsons Companies pharmacies are offering flu shots for free with most insurance, with no appointment necessary. On its flu websites, the company is providing the public with a one-stop resource for the latest on outbreaks across the United States, flu facts, tips to avoid the flu, and additional resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Every year, flu strains vary and can affect people differently from previous years, sometimes leading to hospitalization or even death. For that reason, the CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older, with rare exceptions, get an annual flu vaccination as soon as it is accessible. The different vaccines available for the 2019-2020 flu season are at all Albertsons Companies pharmacies, including those for 6 months and older, 50 years and older, and 65 years and older.

When getting your flu shot, here are some things to remember:        

  • You can’t get the flu from the flu shot
  • Even healthy people can get and spread the flu
  • The flu can be a big deal, especially for those with compromised immune systems
  • Flu vaccines change every year, so last year’s shot won’t prevent the flu this year
  • Flu shots work! Vaccines significantly reduce the risk of flu

Learn more about fact vs. fiction when it comes to flu shots at any of the sites below:

Flu and other vaccines, as permitted per state law, can be administered on a “walk-in” basis at Albertsons Companies’ 1,700+ pharmacy locations, including those in Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, and Carrs stores.

The flu shot is free with most insurance, so there is no co-payment unless required by the plan. Everyone who receives an immunization will also receive a coupon for 10% off their next grocery purchase, where permitted by law. Restrictions apply.

About Albertsons Companies
Locally great and nationally strong, Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States. We operate stores across 34 states and the District of Columbia under 20 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs, as well as meal kit company Plated based in New York City. Albertsons Companies is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2018 alone, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the company gave $262 million in food and financial support. These efforts helped millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, programs for people with disabilities and veterans’ outreach.

Jenny Rapley