Target to Serve as Prevention HQ this Flu Season
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TargetŪ will help its guests reach their well-being goals by serving as prevention and treatment headquarters throughout this upcoming cold and flu season. Beginning Sept. 1, 2010, the flu vaccine will be available at more than 1,600 Target Pharmacy and Target Clinic locations nationwide. Continuing its commitment to providing guests exceptional value, Target is once again offering the seasonal flu vaccine at the low price of $24. Target Clinic locations also will offer the nasal spray for $36.
"Prevention is a top healthcare priority at Target and we're committed to helping guests stay healthy throughout the year. This cold and flu season Target will be the complete prevention destination," says Keri Jones, senior vice president, merchandising, Target. "Our guests can feel confident that they will save time and money by visiting Target for flu shots, over-the-counter and prescription medications and sound advice from healthcare professionals they can trust."
This year's flu vaccine provides protection against both the seasonal flu and H1N1 virus. All flu vaccinations will be administered by Target pharmacists and Target Clinic providers and available during regular Target Pharmacy and Target Clinic hours, including weekday evenings and weekends. No appointment is needed. Guests can visit Target.com/flu for the hours of their nearest Target Pharmacy or Target Clinic. Target Pharmacy and Target Clinic accept many major insurance plans, which may cover the full cost of the flu vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the flu vaccine for everyone six months and older. Additional information on how to stay healthy throughout cold and flu season is available at Target.com/flu.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,743 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs, like Take Charge of Education. Today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. For more information about Target's commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.
Note: Target welcomes the media to its stores. To contact your local store about shooting b-roll or photos, please visit "Find a Store" at Target.com and contact the Leader on Duty directly to request a visit or interview. You also may visit our online pressroom at Target.com/Pressroom to access product information, photos and more.