June 20, 2008

Take Care Health Systems Offers Shingles Vaccine in US

Take Care Health Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of drugstore operator Walgreens, has announced that it is now administering the shingles vaccine at all 177 Take Care Health clinics located at Walgreens drugstores in 19 markets throughout 14 states.

By administering the shingles vaccine in a convenient setting, Take Care Health providers further extend access to high-quality, affordable and convenient health care to patients across the US, according to Walgreens.

Sandra Ryan, chief nurse practitioner officer for Take Care Health Systems, said: "Roughly 43 million adults are at risk for the disease. For adults over 60 years old, the vaccine can reduce their chance of getting shingles by half. By expanding access to the vaccine, we hope to give more patients the opportunity to get important preventive care."