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Seasonal Flu Shots Now Available at Rite Aid


Following Severe 2017-2018 Flu Season, Rite Aid Certified Immunizing
Pharmacists Encourage Vaccination Across All Age Groups

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) announced today that seasonal flu shots
are now available at the more than 2,500 Rite Aid pharmacies across the
country. Patients can visit any Rite Aid pharmacy to receive a flu shot
from one of Rite Aid's more than 6,000 certified immunizing pharmacists,
subject to state regulations.

"Last year's flu season was one of the most severe seasons in recent
years, with high flu activity across the country and a record number of
flu-related hospitalizations," said Jocelyn Konrad, Rite Aid executive
vice president of pharmacy. "Since we can't predict what this flu season
will be like, we urge everyone to get a flu shot at Rite Aid today,
because getting vaccinated is the easiest and most effective way to
fight the flu."

Rite Aid pharmacies are offering a quadrivalent flu vaccine, which
offers protection against four strains of the flu: the influenza A H3N2
virus, the influenza A H1N1 virus and two strains of influenza B virus;
a standard trivalent vaccine; and FLUAD, a trivalent vaccine with
adjuvant, an ingredient that helps create a stronger immune response to
vaccination, approved for people 65 and older.

Flu shots are covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare Part B
and are available during pharmacy hours; no appointment is necessary. To
locate the nearest Rite Aid pharmacy, visit
or call 1-800-RITE-AID.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that
everyone six months and older get a flu vaccination. While the CDC
recommends flu shots for everyone over six months, certain groups of
people are at greater risk for complications from the flu. These groups
include: people with diabetes, pregnant women, adults over 65, children
under 5, those with asthma and other chronic lung diseases, those with
kidney and liver disorders, heart disease patients and those with
compromised immune systems.

Shield Your Workforce Against the Flu

According to the CDC, each year, the flu costs the United States more
than $87 billion and is responsible for the loss of close to 17 million
workdays. To help employers and their workforce fight the flu, Rite Aid
will again offer onsite workplace flu clinics staffed by certified
immunizing Rite Aid pharmacists. Rite Aid is also able to offer
employers a voucher program, in which employees would receive a flu shot
voucher to use at any Rite Aid pharmacy. For more information, employers
can visit
or call 1-855-882-5948.

Rite Aid certified immunizing pharmacists are also able to vaccinate
patients against more than a dozen diseases based on the CDC's vaccine
guidelines and state regulations. By visiting Rite Aid's Vaccine
Central, at,
customers can complete a free immunization evaluation, track their
personal immunization history, and find other educational resources on

Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation's leading drugstore chains
with fiscal 2018 annual revenues of $21.5 billion. Information about
Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is
available through the company's website at

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