Target is Your Healthy Destination for Cold and Flu Season

MINNEAPOLIS - August 11, 2011
Retailer offers flu vaccines and preventive information nationwide beginning August 15
 
Today Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) announced flu vaccinations will be available, with no appointments necessary, at more than 1,650 Target Pharmacy and Target Clinic locations nationwide, beginning August 15.
 
As part of Target’s commitment to providing guests and their families with quality care at an affordable cost, Target pharmacists and clinicians at Target Clinic will administer flu shots for $25. Target Pharmacy and Target Clinic accept most major insurance plans, which may cover the full cost of the flu vaccine. This year’s vaccine protects against three virus strains: the seasonal flu, H1N1 and H3N2, another virus subtype that causes the flu.
 
“Prevention is key to staying healthy during cold and flu season, and Target is dedicated to providing products, services and expert advice to help our guests stay well year-round,” said José Barra, senior vice president, Health and Beauty, Target. “Getting vaccinated is an effective way to prevent the flu, so our goal is to make it easy and convenient for people to get their flu shot—while saving them money in the process.”
 
Each year as many as 65 million Americans fall victim to influenza and flu-related complications, such as pneumonia, resulting in approximately 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Due to these risks, the CDC recommends everyone older than 6 months receive a seasonal flu vaccination.
 
Target pharmacists and clinicians at Target Clinic will administer the vaccinations during regular pharmacy and clinic hours, including evenings and weekends. Additionally, these healthcare professionals are on hand to provide guests with expert cold and flu prevention advice as well as tips for identifying symptoms, and can also help guests select the appropriate over-the-counter solutions to meet their needs.
 
For more information, visit target.com/flu, where guests will find everything they need to know about staying healthy this cold and flu season, including pharmacy and clinic locations and hours—and later this summer and fall, interactive flu maps, a flu IQ test, and cold and flu news.
 
About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,762 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.
 
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