Market Overview

Flu Shots Now Available at All Walgreens Pharmacies, Duane Reade Pharmacies, Walgreens-owned Rite Aid Pharmacies and Walgreens Healthcare Clinics

  • Walgreens launches new marketing campaign to drive awareness about the
    importance of getting flu shots
  • Additionally, Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation kick off
    sixth year of the Get a Shot. Give a Shot. campaign, which has
    provided over 34 million polio and measles vaccines to children in
    developing countries

Health officials say it's never too early to get an annual flu shot,
especially after this past severe flu season, and Walgreens is now
offering flu shots daily at all of its pharmacies, including Duane Reade
pharmacies, Walgreens-owned Rite Aid pharmacies and all Walgreens
Healthcare Clinics.

Walgreens specially trained pharmacists are available to administer flu
shots during pharmacy hours, including evenings, overnights at 24-hour
pharmacy locations, weekends and holidays1, with no
appointment necessary. The flu shot is covered by most insurance plans
with a $0 copay, although provider networks may vary.

"This past flu season showed why it's so important for people to take
preventive measures to help protect themselves and those around them,"
says Tasha Polster, Walgreens vice president of quality and compliance.
"While each flu season is unpredictable, one thing we know is that the
flu shot remains the best protection against influenza. Our team of
pharmacists and other clinicians continue to play an important role in
flu prevention in the communities we serve, offering vaccinations when
they're most convenient for our customers and patients."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu
shot for everyone over six months of age. Age restrictions vary by state
at Walgreens pharmacies, while Healthcare Clinics can provide
vaccinations for patients age 2 and older.

Walgreens Launches New Marketing Campaign for Flu Shots

To increase awareness about the importance of flu protection following
one of the most severe flu seasons in recent years in the U.S.,
Walgreens will also be launching a new marketing campaign. The campaign
will include a new TV commercial, influencer campaign and in-store
materials in approximately 9,800 stores focused on the importance of
getting flu shots. Each element of the campaign helps to show how
Walgreens specially trained pharmacists make it easy for people to get a
flu shot, with a $0 copay through most insurance plans.

Get a Shot. Give a Shot.® Allows Customers to Give Back to
Populations in Need

When customers get a flu shot at Walgreens, they are also helping
populations in need in other parts of the world. Walgreens and the
United Nations Foundation kicked off the sixth straight year of the Get
a Shot. Give a Shot. campaign. For every flu shot or other vaccination
administered at Walgreens pharmacies, Healthcare Clinics,
Walgreens-owned Rite Aid pharmacies or Duane Reade pharmacies between
now and August 31, 2019, Walgreens will donate the value of a lifesaving
vaccine through the United Nations Foundation's Shot@Life campaign.

With the support of Walgreens customers, the program has helped to
provide more than 34 million polio and measles vaccines to children in
developing countries since its inception.

"I am very pleased to announce the sixth year of our partnership with
Walgreens and the Get a Shot. Give a Shot. program," said Kathy Calvin,
President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation. "Partnerships like
these are vital as we work to reach children around the world. Get a
Shot. Give a Shot. allows us to help provide children with vaccines that
protect them from diseases like measles and polio. Thanks to this
program, Walgreens customers can help support the Shot@Life campaign and
ensure every child has a shot at a happy and healthy life."

Shot@Life is a movement to protect children worldwide by providing
lifesaving vaccines where they are most needed through the UN and other
partners. The Shot@Life campaign collaborates with many organizations
and corporations to broaden American support for childhood immunizations
in developing countries against diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea,
measles and polio.

For more information on Get a Shot. Give a Shot, visit
To find the nearest location offering flu shots, call 1-800-WALGREENS or

About Walgreens

Walgreens (,
one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail
Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA),
the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.
Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and
online each day, using the most convenient, multichannel access to
consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health
and wellness services and advice. As of June 28, 2018, Walgreens
operates approximately 9,800 drugstores with a presence in all 50
states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin
Islands, along with its omnichannel business,
Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other
provider retail clinic services.

1 Subject to availability. State age and health-related
restrictions apply. See pharmacy for details.

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