Today, December 6, Rite Aid will host its first-ever Facebook Live broadcast to encourage people to get a flu shot to protect themselves from the flu. During this National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), Rite Aid has teamed up with Dr. Jennifer Caudle, a nationally renowned health expert and practicing family physician, to help answer questions about the flu, address common misconceptions and provide helpful tips on how to stay healthy over the holidays and throughout flu season.
Last week, the CDC reported that flu season is off to an early start and could peak over the holidays if flu activity continues to increase at its current weekly pace.
Dr. Caudle and Rite Aid certified immunizing pharmacist Chris Altman will host this special flu-focused Facebook Live event on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. ET. To learn more about the event and set a reminder, visit www.facebook.com/riteaid.
“Vaccination is the single best way to protect yourself against the flu,” says Dr. Caudle. “Rite Aid pharmacists undergo special training and are professionally certified to administer immunizations and with thousands of locations across the country, Rite Aid pharmacies are a convenient and professional setting for flu shots. That’s why I’m partnering with Rite Aid and reminding people to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”
Have flu-related questions for Dr. Caudle and Chris? Submit your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to tune in Wednesday to see if they answer your questions live!