22 April 2014
Further expanding the scope of convenient, preventive health care services provided by its community pharmacists, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) said it is now offering expanded travel health services, including immunizations and consultations to support nearly 60 million annual planned trips by US residents outside the country.
Appointments are available with pharmacists specially trained in travel health, who can advise patients traveling abroad on required or recommended immunizations, prescription refills and over-the-counter medications, and destination-specific information including any known health or safety risks. Walgreens specially trained pharmacists can also administer CDC-recommended travel immunizations such as yellow fever, typhoid and polio vaccines3.
Travel immunizations are widely available at more than 5,000 Walgreens stores in 41 states. Full travel consultations, which can include immunizations and other services, are currently offered at 1,500 locations.
Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector.Its website is at http://news.walgreens.com.