Recently, Kroger Co.’s (KR) Family of Pharmacies announced that from the beginning of September 2009, seasonal flu vaccines would be readily available to the masses in its more than 1,900 stores at a convenient price.
The vaccines are certified by the company’s expert pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, and will available for $25 per vaccine. Last year too, Kroger Family of Pharmacies delivered approximately 1 million flu vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control promotes seasonal flu vaccinations.
The target groups vulnerable to seasonal flu includes individuals in the age group of 6 months to 19 years and those who are 50 years old or above, pregnant women, people suffering from any chronic disease, individuals living in nursing homes, workers in health care departments, and caretakers of children less than six months old.
Recently the world has been hit by the deadly H1N1 (“Swine”) flu. Kroger, apart from offering seasonal flu vaccines, will also administer the distribution of H1N1 vaccine, which is being developed by local, state and federal health authorities.
Kroger is one of the largest food retailer chains in the United States. It operates supermarkets under four models – combo store (including both food and drug), multi-department stores, marketplace stores, and price impact warehouses. The company currently operates 2,475 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states.

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