JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With school back in session, more germs are being shared and carried into homes and offices, making everyone more susceptible to catching the influenza virus. So to give everyone an early start in beating the flu this season, Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., launched its Shield Yourself campaign. Since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body, now is the best time for everyone to get vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports yearly vaccination provides the best protection throughout flu season, so there’s no reason to wait.
“Our Winn-Dixie pharmacy offers customers a quick, convenient and friendly environment to take control of their health and shield themselves from the virus”
Through Winn-Dixie’s Shield Yourself campaign, customers have three vaccination options, so they can select the one that is best for them. They can choose the standard vaccination, a high-dose option recommended for those 65 and older, or an intradermal flu shot administered with a microneedle that is 90 percent smaller than traditional needles. Winn-Dixie pharmacies have an option for everyone, so customers can worry less about the vaccine and focus more on their daily lives.
“Our Winn-Dixie pharmacy offers customers a quick, convenient and friendly environment to take control of their health and shield themselves from the virus,” said John Fegan, pharmacy vice president for Winn-Dixie. “Our pharmacists are ready and eager to answer any questions customers may have about which vaccine they should choose and what to expect after receiving the vaccine.”
Customers can secure a flu shot in any Winn-Dixie in-store pharmacy on a walk-in basis or can schedule an appointment online at www.winndixie.com/pharmacy. Winn-Dixie customers enrolled in our Prescription Drug Plan will enjoy additional savings off the normal cost of the vaccination:
- Regular flu vaccination $24.99 with Prescription Drug Plan
- Intradermal vaccination $24.99 with Prescription Drug Plan
- Fluzone High-Dose vaccination $44.99 with Prescription Drug Plan
The flu vaccinations are covered by most insurance plans, including Tri-Care and Medicare. There is no out-of-pocket expense for customers with most Medicare Part B coverage.
About Winn-Dixie Pharmacy
Winn-Dixie pharmacists are there to provide their expertise and advice on things from preventive health screenings to medication counseling, immunizations and more. The services of Winn-Dixie pharmacists extend far beyond filling prescriptions.
Winn-Dixie currently offers a prescription savings program in all of its pharmacies that provides 30-day prescriptions for $4 and 90-day prescriptions for $10 on more than 400 generic medications and varied discounts on name-brand and other generic medication. The grocer offers customers a wealth of health benefits and services, including daily free blood pressure checks, fast and easy prescription refills and/or transfers, convenient refills through the Ready Refill program, low-cost health screenings, such as cholesterol or diabetes, and female and male wellness screenings. For information about the Winn-Dixie pharmacy, or to schedule a specific appointment time with a certified Winn-Dixie pharmacist this year, customers can visit www.winndixie.com/pharmacy.
Winn-Dixie pharmacies employ a central prescription record system that links all of its pharmacies, making customer prescription records available at any location and accessible by computer through ePharmacy; by smartphone with the FREE Winn-Dixie Rx App; or by cell phone via Winn-Dixie Mobile Services.
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., is a subsidiary of Bi-Lo Holdings, which is the ninth-largest traditional supermarket chain in the United States. Founded in 1925, Winn-Dixie employs nearly 40,000 associates who serve customers in 479 grocery stores and 368 in-store pharmacies throughout the five southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Winn-Dixie is a well-known and well-respected regional brand with deep heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and loyal associates, and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers. For more information, please visit www.winn-dixie.com and www.biloholdings.com.