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Flu Shots @ Jewel Osco

Area Jewel-Osco Pharmacies Offer Flu Vaccine

To help fight the seasonal flu, the two Jewel-Osco Pharmacies in the Edgewater neighborhood are providing convenient flu vaccine services to consumers.

Specially trained immunizing pharmacists usually administer the flu vaccine, and customers can walk-in during most pharmacy hours or make an advance appointment by calling 1-800-783-0458.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone over six months of age receive the new vaccine, which prevents the H1N1 virus and two other viruses. For the first time, a special high dose shot is available for seniors who are more susceptible to the flu virus than the average person. The CDC has practical information on the flu virus and flu vaccine at www.cdc.gov/flu

The cost is $26.99 for the traditional flu shot or needle-free flu mist nasal spray, and $59.99 for the high dose shot. All or part of the cost is covered by Medicare Part B and many heath insurance plans.

As a complimentary gift for flu vaccine purchasers, a $50 coupon book with savings on cold and flu medications and a sample bag of these products is offered while supplies last.

The pharmacies are located at 5516 North Clark Street, tel 773-784-7348 and 5343 North Broadway, tel 773-334-2083. Call the pharmacies to learn the current vaccine timetable for walk-in customers.

Flu vaccinations will be available through February 2011. Learn more at www.jeweloscopharmacies.com

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