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Kinney Drugs will begin providing RSV vaccines to seniors in September

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In an effort to enhance public health, Kinney Drugs outlets across New York State will soon be administering RSV vaccines to adults aged 60 and above.


Additionally, they will be offering high-dose flu vaccines for individuals aged 65 and up. Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV, while generally causing mild cold-like symptoms, can lead to severe health issues especially in infants and the elderly.

John Marraffa, President of Kinney Drugs, emphasized the vital role pharmacists play in achieving higher vaccination rates.

He stated, “Kinney Drugs is glad to be able to add RSV vaccines and updated COVID-19 vaccines to the list of vaccinations we are able to offer to our customers.” As the fall season approaches, a time notorious for the spread of respiratory viruses, health officials are urging seniors to get vaccinated for the flu, update their COVID-19 vaccines, and now, get the RSV vaccine. Eligible individuals can schedule their RSV vaccine appointments on the Kinney Drugs website from September onwards.