City, Walgreens collaborate on vaccine program

Program makes vaccines more broadly accessible

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 12:23 p.m.

The City of Spokane announced a collaboration with Walgreens to administer vaccines at no cost to patients. Available vaccines include flu shots and other Center for Disease Control-recommended immunizations to residents without insurance and those underinsured.

Beginning today, Walgreens locations in Spokane can administer vaccines for pneumonia, whooping cough, chicken pox, shingles, MMR, meningitis and influenza to qualified individuals. No-cost immunizations are available at Spokane Walgreens locations daily during regular pharmacy hours with no appointment necessary and are subject to availability. Age, state and health -related restrictions may apply.

“Spokane is a very compassionate community, and that includes its community pharmacies,” said Spokane Mayor David Condon. “Walgreens has stepped up to provide assistance that can help improve the health of many in our community.”

The kickoff of the collaboration between the City of Spokane Walgreens coincides with Give Health Care day of the City’s 12 Days of #GivingSpokane initiative.