Stater Bros. to offer flu vaccinations in stores
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. Stater Bros. announced that it will provide flu vaccination clinics in partnership with Mollen Immunization Clinics. The vaccinations will be offered during scheduled days and times from Sept. 1 to Oct. 23 at all 167 Stater Bros. Supermarket locations.
Licensed nurses will administer the vaccines to those ages 4 years and older. Vaccinations will be provided while supplies last.
“Stater Bros. remains committed to the health and well-being of our valued customers,” stated Jack H. Brown, Stater Bros. chairman and CEO. “Stater Bros. has a long-standing history of providing low prices and giving back to the communities it serves. Now with our network of pharmaceutical healthcare professionals, we’re also proud to be able to provide our valued customers with access to high-quality, affordable preventive health care.”
Mollen Immunization Clinics is an approved Medicare part B provider, so customers that present their Medicare ID cards may be eligible to receive the vaccinations with no out-of-pocket costs.
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board touts role in immunizations
WASHINGTON The main organization that certifies pharmacy technicians is touting its role in immunizations as the flu season approaches.
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board noted that last year, Walgreens immunized more than 7.4 million patients against the H1N1 pandemic flu and seasonal influenza with the support of pharmacy techs the organization had certified. Walgreens requires its more than 380,000 pharmacy techs to receive certification from the PTCB.
“We believe PTCB [certified pharmacy technicians] enhance the pharmacy team, resulting in higher quality care for patients,” PTCB CEO and executive director Melissa Murer Corrigan said in a statement. “We applaud the influenza campaign efforts of Walgreens and its pharmacist immunizers and appreciate the way they have effectively utilized the skill sets of CPhTs across the country to better connect with the communities and patients they serve.”
Bartell to mark 120th anniversary with new store
SEATTLE Regional retail pharmacy chain Bartell Drugs will open its 59th store next month, the company said Tuesday.
Bartell announced that the 15,000-sq.-ft. store would open Sept. 13 at Factoria Village in Bellevue, Wash., a city near Seattle. In addition to traditional pharmacy services and products, the store will include clinical care services and an international travel clinic. It also will be the first Bartell store to use solar energy to supplement conventional power sources, with panels on the roof and the face of the building.
Aribbon-cutting ceremony will take place Sept. 14 to mark the chain’s 120th anniversary. Family-owned Bartell Drugs is the oldest operating retail pharmacy chain in the United States.
“We have searched for several years for the right location in the Factoria neighborhood,” chairman and CEO George Bartell stated. “I am pleased that we will at least have a store there to serve the needs of those that asked for us.”