This is GREAT news for those who are in need of shots etc. FREE Screening is what cvs is giving with it’s new project health campaign!*
What cities are holding Free Health Screenings and Flu Voucher Fridays? Project Health will deliver more than a 1,000 free preventive health screening events in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. For more information on local screenings, check out this link: www.cvs.com/projecthealth
Why is CVS/pharmacy promoting the campaign in August?
August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the perfect time to promote immunizations, reminding family, friends and coworkers to stay up-to-date on their shots. It is one of the five key health awareness months when CVS/pharmacy offers free health screening events with professional consultations and medical referrals.
Children ages 7 and over can participate in only two screenings: vaccination reviews and vision acuity. Parents are encouraged to bring their children’s immunization records in preparation for school.
Will CVS provide vaccinations at the health screenings?
August health screening events will focus on vaccination reviews, vision acuity, blood pressure and BMI (Body Mass Index). Once individuals complete the entire health screening process, s/he will receive a voucher for a regular seasonal flu shot starting in September. Vaccinations will not be provided on-site.
When will these screenings take place?
Project Health screenings will take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in August, 2-6pm. CVS/pharmacy will also hold Flu Voucher Fridays each week as part of the Project Health events.
Who qualifies for Flu Voucher Fridays?
Project Health attendees who complete the health screening process will receive a voucher that can be redeemed beginning in September at CVS/pharmacy or MinuteClinic for a flu shot. The minimum age for vaccination by a pharmacist varies by state. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants at MinuteClinic can vaccinate patients who are 18 months or older.