Kroger flu shots benefit hunger program

Published 10:35 pm Thursday, September 1, 2016

Kroger Pharmacies across the Hampton Roads region have announced a new campaign to fight influenza and hunger this flu season.

From now through April 1, for each flu shot, Kroger will donate one meal to Feeding America. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu shot for all people 6 months and older.

Many insurance plans cover the cost, and Kroger accepts Medicare. Kroger also offers Fluzone HD for every patient 65 years and older. Fluzone HD has better protection against influenza for patients 65 and older, since it contains four times more antigen than the regular flu vaccine, said Chris Koon, pharmacy manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region.

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The shots are administered by certified pharmacists. No appointments are necessary at Kroger Pharmacies.

Kroger pharmacies also provide on-site flu clinics for workplaces and businesses.  For information about the Kroger workplace Flu program, visit Though this event is supported locally, this is a national partnership created by Kroger and Feeding America. Feeding America allocates the funds at a national level.