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Saint Alphonsus partners with Albertsons to promote flu shots, wellness visits

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Posted at 4:03 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 18:03:32-04

Saint Alphonsus has teamed up with Albertsons in a campaign to promote flu shots and regular wellness visits.

The partnership aims to encourage residents of Southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon to take "Steps to Stay Healthy" by getting their flu shot as well as going to a regular wellness check-in with their primary care provider. The campaign comes ahead of winter months and flu season as well as the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

“By combining the strength of these two community institutions, with more than 206 years of service to the communities of Southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon, we’re able to make flu shots available to anyone who wants one,” said Odette Bolano, President and CEO of Saint Alphonsus Health System. “This year, it is particularly important to get a flu shot as early as possible as a preventative measure due to the similarities in symptoms with COVID-19. Contracting both the flu and COVID-19 may present greater health risks for individuals. Both Albertsons and Saint Alphonsus are encouraging adults and children to get their vaccines to protect themselves against the seasonal flu, and we’re making it convenient to take steps to stay healthy!”

Saint Alphonsus is offering drive-up flu clinics at locations in Boise, Meridian and Nampa, with appointments available online at www.saintalphonsus.org. Primary Care Clinics throughout the Saint Alphonsus Medical Group network, from Boise to Baker City, OR, also are scheduling flu shots for their patients. If you don’t have a primary care provider, head to Saint Alphonsus's website to find the SAMG clinic near you.

All Albertsons pharmacies are providing flu shots without appointments. Certain locations also offer a drive-thru flu shot clinic for those who are unable or choose not to visit the pharmacy inside the store. Drive-thru clinics can be found at the following locations on select days from 10am to 2pm until October 16: Tuesdays at 2400 12 Avenue in Nampa, Thursdays at 250 S. Eagle Rd. in Eagle, and Fridays at 909 E. Parkcenter Blvd in Boise.