The Rite Aid Foundation recently wrapped up the first ever KidCents Mobile Flu Clinic where we were able to provide hundreds of free flu shots to the families and staff at KidCents charities across the country.
Last month, the KidCents Mobile Flu Clinic set off on a three-week flu-fighting tour visiting KidCents charities. At these stops, Rite Aid Certified Immunizing Pharmacists administered free flu shots to the kids served by each charity, as well as their immediate family and the organizations’ volunteers and staff. The Rite Aid Foundation also provided activities and goody bags to everyone who received a flu shot.
“The KidCents Mobile Flu Clinic was a fun, new way for us to advance The Rite Aid Foundation’s mission of improving the health and well-being of children,” said Tracy Henderson, director of The Rite Aid Foundation and charitable giving initiatives. “With an unpredictable flu season ahead of us, it was important for us to make it easier than ever for kids and their families to fight the flu.”
In addition to free flu shots, The Rite Aid Foundation also awarded $80,000 in grants – $10,000 to each of the identified KidCents charities – as part of the tour. “We hope these grants will help each organization continue keeping kids in their communities safe, happy and healthy as we move through flu season and into the holidays,” said Henderson.
Rite Aid and The Rite Aid Foundation wish to thank the KidCents charities that participated, as well as all the pharmacists, pharmacist technicians and wellness ambassadors from each market who helped make the KidCents Mobile Flu Clinic a success!
Photos from the tour are below, and be sure to check out this great piece of coverage from our stop in Fresno here.