MDA and Walgreens offer flu shots

MDA and Walgreens are teaming up to offer flu shots at 7,000 locations.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Walgreens are teaming up to offer flu shots to people who have muscular dystrophy and related diseases.

They will offer shots at more than 7,000 Walgreens stores across the country, including its stores in all 50 states and 340 Take Care Clinics, through a voucher program beginning Sept. 1.

MDA Medical Director Valerie Cwik said, “Both adults and children with these diseases may already have weakened respiratory systems. MDA provides flu shots to reduce their likelihood of catching another, possibly life-threatening, illness.” This program covers the seasonal flu vaccine that’s made available each year.

MDA will also be offering the H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine when it is made available by the government later in the fall. Further information on that program will be provided through MDA’s Web site,