Aug 17

NEW YORK — Many drug stores are offering flu shots earlier than in past years in line with a federal recommendation that everyone older than six months be vaccinated this season.

The three largest national chains will be selling flu shots by next week.

Rite Aid Corp. said Thursday that flu vaccinations are now available at most of its stores. Walgreen Co., the nation’s largest drug chain, started selling the shots Tuesday. And stores run by No. 2 CVS Caremark Corp. will start selling flu shots next week.

Rite Aid said about 3,000 of its pharmacies are selling vaccinations against the 2009 swine flu, influenza B and the H3N2 flu strain for $24.99 each. Full article…

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