Rite Aid to Offer Flu Shots at Homeland Security Foundation of America (HSFA) Aware Health Town Hall Meeting in Atlanta, GA

Homeland Security Foundation of America (HSFA) Partners with the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Cumberland Parkway to Offer Flu Shots at HSFA’s Upcoming Aware Health Town Hall Meeting.

Today, the Homeland Security Foundation of America (HSFA) Office of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Rite Aid pharmacists from the Cumberland Parkway location will be on site at the upcoming health and wellness town hall meeting. The town hall will be held at the Sheraton-Suites Galleria in Atlanta and is scheduled for next Tuesday, September 18, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.

“Flu season is approaching and the debate about flu shots continues,” said Eric Brown, President, HSFA. “Though HSFA does not have an official position on whether people should get a flu shot, it’s important we provide a platform where life-saving information can be shared. We also want to ensure people have the opportunity to get a flu shot if they want, so we’re thankful Rite Aid is willing to support the town hall by coming on site and offering flu shots.”

Rite Aid pharmacists are specially trained certified immunizers. Rite Aid officials say the on-premise flu shots can be administered at no cost with most insurance and a discount will be offered to individuals who do not have insurance.

The keynote address at the Sheraton Galleria in Atlanta will be delivered by Dr. Lisa M. Koonin, Deputy Director of the Influenza Coordination Unit (ICU) in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Koonin has been with the CDC since 1987, serving in various key roles, including Lead, Pandemic Medical Care and Countermeasures and (Acting) Director of the Influenza Coordination Unit, prior to her current position. After the keynote address, audience members will be able to engage a panel of community representatives and healthcare professionals in a Q&A session.

The Aware Health and Wellness campaign is a series of events, training opportunities and outreach activities conducted by HSFA designed to increase the public’s awareness of health and wellness strategies through community outreach and a series of town hall meetings. For more information about the Aware campaign, visit https://www.hsfamerica.org/awarehealth.

Founded in 2002, HSFA is an agency organized and certified as public, tax-exempt under IRC 501(c)(3) with 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) status. Its mission is to advance hometown security while protecting civil liberties. This mission is accomplished by the organization working with local, state and Federal agencies, organizations and communities to deliver life-saving public safety, energy security and health and human services programs to the public. HSFA is not a government agency. For more information about HSFA’s work in the community, visit https://www.hsfamerica.org.