CVS/pharmacy, MinuteClinic launch flu shot voucher program

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic are offering a flu shot voucher program in August as part of CVS/pharmacy's Project Health free screening events.

Qualifying patients who attend a "Flu Voucher Fridays" Project Health event, complete the screenings and identify themselves as not having health insurance will receive a voucher redeemable for a flu shot at any CVS/pharmacy or MinuteClinic location this flu season. The flu shot vouchers are being offered as part of National Immunization Awareness Month.

CVS/pharmacy's Project Health (Proyecto Salud in Spanish) also is offering free health screening events in August. Screenings will focus on vaccination reviews, vision acuity, glucose, blood pressure and body mass index for individuals in multicultural communities who have difficulty accessing preventive care. More than 200 Project Health events will take place in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

"CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic are committed to being the most convenient place to get a flu shot this season," stated Papatya Tankut, VP pharmacy professional services at CVS/pharmacy. "Offering flu shot vouchers to patients who may have difficulty affording a flu shot is just another way that we help people on their path to better health."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone older than 6 months of age receive a seasonal flu shot every year. The minimum vaccination age at CVS/pharmacy varies by state.