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Rite Aid Offering Free Scoop of Thrifty Ice Cream with Each Annual Flu Shot in Its California Pharmacies


Customers to Receive Coupon for Free Scoop of Thrifty Ice Cream with
Each Annual Flu Shot at a California Rite Aid through Sept. 28

Now through Sept. 28, Rite Aid is sweetening the deal for annual flu
shots by offering customers a coupon for one free scoop of Thrifty Ice
Cream when they get their seasonal flu shot at one of the nearly 600
Rite Aid pharmacies in California.

Customers can redeem their coupon after being immunized against the flu
at any California Rite Aid location that features a hand-dipped Thrifty
Ice Cream counter.

"Thrifty Ice Cream is a beloved and iconic brand in the state of
California, and we're thrilled to be offering our customers a delicious
treat when they make a convenient visit their local Rite Aid to get a
seasonal flu shot through Sept. 28," said David Abelman, executive vice
president of marketing.

"Getting an annual flu shot is the single best way to protect yourself
from getting the flu each year and also helps to contain the spread of
flu at home, at work and in your community," said Jocelyn Konrad,
executive vice president of pharmacy. "We encourage those in the
communities we serve to stay flu free by getting their annual flu shot
from one of our certified immunizing pharmacists, who are available
during regular pharmacy business hours with no appointment necessary."

Seasonal flu shots are 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.

Flu shots are covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare Part
B. 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. In California,
children ages 3 and older are able to get a flu immunization at a

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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