United Family pharmacies prepare for flu & respiratory illness season

United Family pharmacies prepare for flu & respiratory illness season 

LUBBOCK, Texas — With health experts anticipating another early flu season, pharmacy teams across The United Family are stocking up on vaccines for their communities.

In Texas and New Mexico, pharmacy teams at United Supermarkets, Market Street, Albertsons Market, and Amigos are equipped and ready to administer flu vaccines, the new seasonal COVID-19 vaccine, as well as the new RSV vaccine.

“From the flu vaccine to the new RSV vaccine to the latest COVID-19 vaccine, our teams are prepared to make sure guests and their families are ready for the fall and winter,” said Tim Purser, director of pharmacy for The United Family. “With the prediction of another early flu and respiratory illness season, it remains imperative for guests to seek out their flu shots as well as other immunizations as early as possible.”

Along with the CDC, United Familypharmacists recommend a seasonal flu vaccine for people of all ages. Typically, the seasonal flu shot is free through most insurance providers but has an out-of-pocket cost for those without insurance. The flu shot, RSV vaccine, and COVID-19 vaccine can all be safely co-administered in one visit.

Everyone 12-years-old or older qualifies to receive the seasonal COVID vaccine as long as it has been two months since your last dose of an older version of the vaccine.  For children under 12-years-old, the recommendations can be a little different, but United Family pharmacists can provide information to inform guests so they can make the right choices for their families.

In addition to the flu, COVID-19, and RSV vaccines, guests will have access to vaccines for Shingles, Tetanus, Pneumonia, HPC, Meningitis, Hep A, Hep B, and more.

Pharmacists will only require a guest’s insurance card at the time of the shot. Guests can either walk in, call to make an appointment or use the newly updated online scheduler to make an appointment at the location of their choosing. This scheduler can be used for all vaccines offered through the pharmacy.

For more information about flu season, visit the CDC website.

Media Contacts:

Joey Marcades                                                                               Abie Rampy

Communications Manager                                                              Director of Public Relations

C: 806.281.8078                                                                                C: 806.438.1194

jmarcades@unitedtexas.com                                                          abie.rampy@unitedtexas.com

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About The United Family®

In its 107th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family® – is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 54 communities in Texas and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with headquarters and distribution centers in Lubbock, The United Family currently operates 98 stores under five unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, Praters, United Food and Beverage Services and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertsons Companies Inc. For more information, please visit www.theunitedfamily.com.

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