Schnucks Press Releases
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Lori Willis
Schnuck Markets, Inc
314-994-4602
http://www.schnucks.com






Date : October 25, 2011

Schnucks Pharmacies Discontinue Needle-Free Flu Shots

ST. LOUIS – Following new guidance issued by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advising against using injector devices to administer the flu vaccine, Schnucks Pharmacies have discontinued the use of needle-free flu shots at the 95 in-store pharmacies across five states.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that the inactivated influenza vaccines (a "shot") be given with a needle and syringe, unless the FDA vaccine labeling specifies otherwise.  However, the CDC and FDA say it is not necessary for people who received their flu vaccine via jet injector to be re-vaccinated.

 

Schnucks pharmacies will continue to offer seasonal influenza vaccinations through traditional needle injections.  These shots are available for $24.99.  Medicare Part B is also accepted at all locations.

 

The full FDA statement can be found here:

http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/QuestionsaboutVaccines/ucm276773.htm.

 

Schnucks Pharmacy customers with questions should call the Schnucks flu shot hotline at 314-994-4000 or 1-888-920-SHOT (7468).

 

Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. operates 100 stores (including five Logli and seven Hilander stores) and 95 in-store pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa.

 

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