GREENVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With school back in session, more germs are being shared and carried into homes and offices, making everyone more susceptible to catching the influenza virus. So to give everyone an early start in beating the flu this season, BI-LO launched its Shield Yourself campaign. Since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body, now is the best time for everyone to get vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports yearly vaccination provides the best protection throughout flu season, so there’s no reason to wait.
Through BI-LO’s Shield Yourself campaign, customers have three vaccination options, so they can select the one that is best for them. They can choose the standard vaccination, a high-dose option recommended for those 65 and older, or an intradermal flu shot administered with a microneedle that is 90 percent smaller than traditional needles. BI-LO pharmacies have an option for everyone, so customers can worry less about the vaccine and focus more on their daily lives.
“Our BI-LO pharmacy offers customers a quick, convenient and friendly environment to take control of their health and shield themselves from the virus,” said John Fegan, pharmacy vice president for BI-LO. “Our pharmacists are ready and eager to answer any questions customers may have about which vaccine they should choose and what to expect after receiving the vaccine.”
Customers can secure a flu shot in any BI-LO in-store pharmacy on a walk-in basis or can schedule an appointment online at www.bi-lo.com/pharmacy. BI-LO customers enrolled in our Prescription Drug Plan will enjoy additional savings off the normal cost of the vaccination:
- Regular flu vaccination $24.99 with BI-LO Prescription Drug Plan
- Intradermal vaccination $24.99 with BI-LO Prescription Drug Plan
- Fluzone High-Dose vaccination $44.99 with BI-LO Prescription Drug Plan
The flu vaccinations are covered by most insurance plans, including Tri-Care and Medicare. There is no out-of-pocket expense for customers with most Medicare Part B coverage.
About BI-LO Pharmacy
BI-LO pharmacists are there to provide their expertise and advice on things from preventive health screenings to medication counseling, immunizations and more. The services of BI-LO pharmacists extend far beyond filling prescriptions.
BI-LO currently offers a prescription savings program in all of its pharmacies that provides 30-day prescriptions for $4 and 90-day prescriptions for $10 on numerous generic medications, as well as varied discounts on name-brand and other generic medication. The grocer offers customers a wealth of health benefits and services, including daily free blood pressure checks, fast and easy prescription refills and/or transfers, convenient refills through the prescription refill program, free health screenings, such as cholesterol or glucose, and female and male wellness screenings. For information about the BI-LO pharmacy, or to schedule a specific appointment time with a certified BI-LO pharmacist this year, customers can visit www.bi-lo.com/pharmacy.
BI-LO pharmacies employ a central prescription record system that links all of its pharmacies, making customer prescription records available at any location and accessible by computer through ePharmacy.
BI-LO, LLC, is a subsidiary of Bi-Lo Holdings, which is the ninth-largest traditional supermarket chain in the United States. Founded in 1961, BI-LO employs nearly 16,000 associates who serve customers in 206 grocery stores and 115 in-store pharmacies throughout the four southeastern states of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Our BI-LO associates bring their talent and passion to work every day to serve our customers — their friends and neighbors in their local communities. It’s because of them that we can keep our promise: savings without sacrifice. For more information, please visit www.bi-lo.com and www.biloholdings.com.