Meijer pharmacists urge patients to get their seasonal flu shot early

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Meijer pharmacists are urging patients to get their flu shots early as flu season approaches.

In a statement released Monday, Sept. 13, officials say getting the flu shot before the flu virus starts to circulate is best, and that those who haven't yet received the COVID-19 vaccine can get both at the same time.

“We know many people are tired of hearing about vaccines right now,” said Jackie Morse, Meijer Vice President of Pharmacy. “However, COVID-19 is still a real concern and if people come down with the seasonal flu on top of COVID-19, the illness could be much worse for them and the impact could be greater on the health systems.”

Those interested in getting immunized can text "flu" to 75049 to schedule an appointment. For the COVID-19 vaccine, you can text "COVID" to the same number for an appointment.

Customers are required to wear masks during the vaccination. 

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