All Fry’s Food Stores Pharmacy locations are offering COVID-19 vaccine boosters, flu vaccines and a vaccine power hour to help meet the vaccine needs of its shoppers.
COVID-19 boosters and flu vaccines are available for eligible populations. Vaccine power hour is the first hour of business, Monday through Friday, solely dedicated to providing COVID-19, flu and other vaccines at all locations. All vaccine appointments should be made online at frysfood.com/covidvaccine or frysfood.com/flu.
“With the flu season quickly approaching, it is important to remind our population about the importance of getting your flu shot and your COVID-19 vaccine if not yet vaccinated to help protect against severe illness,” said Stephanie Spark, Fry’s Health and Wellness division leader.
“Getting both vaccines is the best way to protect yourself and those around you from getting sick with COVID-19 and the flu this fall and winter.”
According to Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), eligible populations can receive a booster dose at least six months after completing the two-dose primary series of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
The COVID-19 booster vaccine is also available for those eligible populations and, according to CDC, eligible individuals can receive the COVID-19 vaccine or booster and flu shot at the same time; there is no waiting period.
There are no authorized booster doses for the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines or an authorized booster dose for the ages 12 to 17 of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine.
Flu vaccine information:
• According to the CDC, everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season with rare exceptions. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at higher risk of serious complications from influenza.
• Flu vaccination has important benefits. It can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths.
• Different flu vaccines are approved for use in different groups of people.
• There are flu shots approved for use in children as young as 6 months old and flu shots approved for use in adults 65 years and older.
• Flu shots also are recommended for pregnant people and people with certain chronic health conditions.
• Recommendation is to receive the flu vaccine by the end of October.