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Kinney Drugs Plans Flu and Pneumonia Clinics for all its Retail Stores

Gouverneur, N.Y. – Kinney Drugs, a leading community pharmacy and retail business in New York and Vermont announced today they will offer seasonal flu and pneumonia clinics in all of their retail stores, beginning Monday, September 28.

In Kinney’s four Oswego County outlets, clinics will be held:

Fulton:

  • October 2, 3-7pm
  • October 7, 10am-2pm

Mexico:

  • October 2, 10am-2pm
  • October 10, 2:30-6:30pm

Oswego:

  • September 30, 3-7pm
  • October 8, 10am-2pm

Pulaski:

  • September 28, 3pm-7pm
  • October 6, 10am-2pm

Dates and locations for other clinics are available by calling local Kinney Drugs or visiting www.kinneydrugs.com.

Both seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccines will be free for people with Medicare Part B and most insurance programs are accepted. The immunizations will be administered by a registered nurse employed by Maxim Health Systems. Anyone over the age of 9 years is eligible to receive the seasonal flu vaccine, while the pneumonia vaccine is recommended for those who are at high risk over the age of 18.

All stores will be displaying, near the pharmacy, a variety of products and free educational materials to help prevent the spread of the seasonal flu and products to help relieve symptoms should one get the flu. In addition, Kinney Drugs pharmacists are prepared to counsel patients on seasonal flu precautions as well as the latest updates on the H1N1 flu (swine flu). Information can also be obtained through the web-site at www.kinneydrugs.com.

“Kinney cares about the health of its patients and the residents of the communities it serves; we want to do our part to help people stay healthy during flu season by offering convenient locations and multiple clinics to receive their vaccination,” said Bridget-ann Hart, President & COO of Kinney Drugs.

About Kinney Drugs

Kinney Drugs is a leading community pharmacy and retail business. Founded in 1903 by Burt Orrin Kinney, the organization has grown into an employee owned company with a network of 90 stores in central and northern New York and Vermont. Many are freestanding units offering drive-through pharmacy services, free prescription delivery and online and telephone refill services. All locations offer a full line of healthcare, personal care and beauty care products, cosmetics, convenience food and beverages as well as digital photo processing services and Hallmark greeting cards. Kinney Drugs operates its own distribution warehouse to service its retail locations.

The company also operates three other divisions that bring healthcare services to customers outside of the retail environment. These include ProAct, Inc., a full service prescription benefit management company, HealthDirect institutional pharmacy services and HealthDirect mail order pharmacy services. Kinney Drugs is an employee-owned company headquartered in northern New York. For more information, visit www.kinneydrugs.com.