CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of its commitment to improve the health and well-being of children, The Rite Aid Foundation announced today the launch of its KidCents Mobile Flu Clinic. The KidCents Mobile Flu Clinic will visit KidCents charities in communities served by Rite Aid to provide free flu shots* to children served by the charity. Immediate family members as well as the staff and volunteers of the charity will also be able to receive free flu shots.
“Each year, millions of children get sick with the flu, a virus that can be especially tough on children,” said Tracy Henderson, director of The Rite Aid Foundation and charitable giving initiatives. “Since a flu shot is the single best way to prevent the flu, we’re making it easier than ever for kids and their families to fight the flu by bringing the KidCents Mobile Flu Clinic to town.”
The KidCents Mobile Flu Clinic will begin its three-week tour today in Pittsburgh. Over the course of the three-week tour, the KidCents Mobile Flu Clinic will visit the following KidCents charities:
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County - Fresno, Calif.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego - San Diego, Calif.
- The Hearing and Speech Agency - Baltimore, Md.
- Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program - Detroit, Mich.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve - Akron, Ohio
- Joshua Group - Harrisburg, Pa.
- Sarah Heinz House - Pittsburgh, Pa.
- Children’s Home Society of Washington - Seattle, Wash.
At each stop, Rite Aid Certified Immunizing pharmacists will administer free flu shots to the children served by the KidCents charity as well as their immediate family and the organization’s staff and volunteers. The Rite Aid Foundation will also provide refreshments, activities and a goody bag to everyone who receives a flu shot. In addition, each of the charities visited by the KidCents Mobile Flu Clinic will receive a $10,000 KidCents grant from The Rite Aid Foundation.
Added Henderson, “As a thank you for the great work our KidCents charities are doing in their communities, we wanted to do something meaningful for them. We hope that this KidCents donation will help them continue doing what they do best, while keeping children safe, happy and healthy through flu season and beyond.”
In addition to the KidCents Mobile Flu Clinic, seasonal flu shots are also available at Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide. Customers can visit any of Rite Aid's more than 4,500 convenient pharmacy locations to receive a flu shot from a certified immunizing Rite Aid pharmacist, subject to state regulations. To locate the nearest Rite Aid pharmacy, visit www.riteaid.com or call 1-800-RITE-AID.
KidCents was developed by The Rite Aid Foundation to provide Rite Aid customers an opportunity to do even more to help the kids in the communities Rite Aid serves. Through KidCents, members of Rite Aid's wellness+ with Plenti program can round up their in-store or online purchases to the nearest dollar and give their change to one of more than 440 nonprofit organizations focused on improving the health and wellbeing of children. For more information, visit www.kidcents.com.
Since its inception in 2001, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded more than $32 million to non-profit organizations. Additionally, Rite Aid, through the efforts of its customers, supplier partners and associates, has also raised more than $81 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the country since 1994.
Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation's leading drugstore chains with more than 4,500 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2017 annual revenues of $32.8 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company's website at www.riteaid.com.
*Subject to state regulations