Log in
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
New member
Sign up for FREE
New customer
Discover our services
Dynamic quotes 

MarketScreener Homepage  >  Equities  >  Nyse  >  Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc    


SummaryMost relevantAll NewsAnalyst Reco.Other languagesPress ReleasesOfficial PublicationsSector news

Walgreen Company : HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to Discuss Prevention and Receive Flu Shot at Chicago Walgreens

10/05/2011 | 08:35am EST

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will receive her seasonal flu vaccine and will talk about the importance of prevention measures and flu season preparedness this morning at a Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) (NASDAQ:WAG) "health and daily living" pilot store in Chicago. The Secretary also will tour the store with Walgreens President and CEO Greg Wasson, who will highlight the store's ability to offer accessible, preventive health services such as flu vaccinations and diabetes care in underserved communities.

"It's very exciting to see stores like these built on the principle that good health starts with steps we can all take to avoid getting sick in the first place," said Sebelius. "A perfect example of preventive care is getting your annual flu shot to protect yourself and your loved ones. So we're working closely with pharmacies like Walgreens to make the vaccine widely available in communities across the country."

"We appreciate Secretary Sebelius recognizing the important role of community pharmacists in health care," said Wasson. "With this pilot store, we are advancing the profession of pharmacy by providing greater accessibility to pharmacists for medication counseling, answering questions and providing additional clinical services."

Pharmacists are on the front lines of health care and among the most trusted professionals as ranked by Gallup's honesty and ethics survey. Especially in medically underserved communities, pharmacies provide critical access to health care services that often go beyond dispensing medication. Walgreens new pilot pharmacy addresses the desire of customers for better products, tools and guidance as they aspire to make healthier choices in their daily lives. The pilot pharmacy also addresses the national focus on prevention and management of chronic diseases, which has highlighted the need for a model of care that is convenient, coordinated and affordable.

About Walgreens

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2011 sales of $72 billion. The company operates 7,779 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Each day, Walgreens provides nearly 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. 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. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.

Tiffani Washington, 847-315-2925

© Business Wire 2011
02/24WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE  : Stores to Carry Labcorp's COVID-19 PCR Tests
02/24WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE  : to Sell Pixel by Labcorp Covid-19 PCR Test Home Coll..
02/24CO DIAGNOSTICS  : Walgreens Boots Alliance Says New At-Home COVID-19 Saliva Test..
02/24WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE  : Clinical Reference Laboratory Makes First At-Home CO..
02/23WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE  : to Roll Out Same-Day Delivery Service With Online Gr..
02/23WALGREENS  : Launches Nationwide Rollout of Same-Day Delivery with Instacart
02/22WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE  : Administers More than 3 million COVID-19 Vaccination..
02/19WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE  : Says Provided More Than 3 Million Covid-19 Vaccinati..
02/19U.S. Hiring Alliances Help Tens of Thousands Find Jobs -- Journal Report
02/19WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE  : Says Walgreens Unit Administers More Than 3 million ..
More news
Managers and Directors
Stefano Pessina Executive Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
James Kehoe Global Chief Financial Officer & Executive VP
James A. Skinner Executive Chairman
Francesco Tinto Global Chief Information Officer & Senior VP
Ornella Barra Co-Chief Operating Officer
Sector and Competitors