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CVS, Walgreens offer free flu shots to the jobless and uninsured

September 02, 2009|W.J. Hennigan

Jobless people don't get paid sick days, so avoiding illness is all the more important for them.

Luckily for the unemployed, some local drugstores have them covered.

CVS Caremark Corp. and Walgreen Co. are offering free seasonal flu shots to the jobless and uninsured, respectively.

CVS said it would provide 100,000 free seasonal flu shots to the unemployed. The program, which started Tuesday, includes on-site flu clinics at its career center locations. CVS will give out vouchers for the free shots at some One-Stop Career Centers sponsored by the Labor Department. CVS also is distributing vouchers for the free flu shots at CVS or MinuteClinic locations.

For a list of vaccination locations visit www.cvs.com or call (888) FLU-SHOT.

Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain, said it is providing $1 million worth of seasonal flu shots to uninsured adults.

The shots will be given out through vouchers as well, which will go to eligible people who visit one of nine Wellness Tour locations across the U.S.

Find dates and the nearest Wellness Tour location at www.walgreens.com or call (866) 484-TOUR.

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william.hennigan@latimes.com

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