Rite Aid Pharmacists Helping Students Nationwide Prepare for Healthy Start to School Year
Rite Aid Pharmacists Ready to Vaccinate Against Whooping Cough, Meningitis, Hepatitis B, HPV and More
Expert Advice Available on Oral Health, Nutritional Supplements, Cough/Cold Supplies Even Tips on First Aid Kits
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As students and their parents are carefully weighing each school supply purchase against their allotted budgets, Rite Aid (RAD) is encouraging them to remember the most important back-to-school prep of allto prepare for a year's worth of good health through up-to-date immunizations, plans for good oral health and vitamin regimens, plus ample supplies of cough and cold medications and first aid supplies.
"Whether they're bound for kindergarten or college, it's no secret that kids do better in school if they're in good health. Rite Aid pharmacists are here to help with expert advice on a wide range of topics including immunizations, cough and cold medicines, vitamins and supplements, oral health care and even tips on how to build a basic first-aid kit for dorms," said Robert I. Thompson, executive vice president of pharmacy for Rite Aid. "Staying current on the recommended vaccination schedules is especially important this year since the CDC predicts high levels of whooping cough not seen since the '50s."
There are more than a dozen diseases that Rite Aid pharmacists can vaccinate against depending on state regulations including influenza, pneumonia and HPV. Many primary and secondary schools requires students to show proof of certain vaccinations including whooping cough in order to attend classes, and some colleges require dorm-bound or healthcare students to get vaccinated against meningitis and Hepatitis B. For more information on the variety of convenient vaccinations that Rite Aid pharmacists offer in many states without appointment, visit www.riteaid.com/immunizations.
Prepare for cough, cold and first aid needs
After getting vaccinated against this year's expected flu strains, students will want to also stock up on any cough and cold supplies that may help keep them from missing classes sick in bed. Rite Aid pharmacists are always available to help counsel on the range of over-the-counter medicines available and can also help create a simple first aid kit for dorms.
Embrace overall wellness for less with good oral health plus vitamins & supplements
The back-to-school season is also a great time to brush up on oral health and vitamin regimens for the year. Rite Aid can explain common medication side effects impacting oral health or suggest a simple vitamin regimen to help customers with on-the-go diets or a heavy reliance on apartment or dorm "cooking."
To help keep back-to-school budgets healthy too, Rite Aid is making it easy to save while stocking up on health products, dental care supplies and vitamins and supplements:
-- Starting Wednesday, Aug. 1, customers can swing by the pharmacy counter to pick up free Oral Care coupon books containing over $74 in coupons for toothbrushes, flossing tools, mouthwash and rinses, whitening strips, and more.
-- Between Aug. 1 and Sept. 4, members of Rite Aid's free customer rewards program wellness+ can receive a $1 +UP Reward for select vitamin and supplement purchases. +UP Rewards are used liked cash on a future Rite Aid visit.
-- Rite Aid's Online Store will be offering a series of limited-time promotions during the back-to-school shopping season including 40 percent off all personal care, medicine and health items between Aug. 2 and Aug 4. Customers can visit www.riteaid.com/shop to receive notices of upcoming saving opportunities or browse current promotions.
Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nations leading drugstore chains with more than 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2012 annual revenues of $26.1 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the companys website at www.riteaid.com.
Rite Aid Corporation
Eric Harkreader, 717-975-5713
Source: Rite Aid CorporationCopyright Business Wire 2012