Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Walgreens Giving Free Flu Shots to the Uninsured

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Health Donate to DU
 
HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 09:02 AM
Original message
Walgreens Giving Free Flu Shots to the Uninsured
Edited on Tue Nov-22-11 09:05 AM by HuckleB
http://www.wdtv.com/index.php/home/local-news/10218-wal...

I am definitely not a fan of Walgreens, for many, many reasons. (Serious comment.)



-------------------------



This,however, takes the cake. Giving away free toxins to those who can't afford them!

Really, Walgreens. How low can you go?

:sarcasm:
Refresh | +6 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 09:04 AM
Response to Original message
1. Recommend
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 09:06 AM
Response to Original message
2. Well, they aren't really giving it away.
Walgreen's will bill the feds and the folks who own the drugs will continue to make a killing! The only question is what is in the shot that we can't live without?

Last time i had a flue shot the welt on my arm lasted for nine days and was a s big as a hamburger. Makes me wonder!
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 09:22 AM
Response to Reply #2
4. Can you prove your assertion in regard to Walgreens billing the Feds?
Edited on Tue Nov-22-11 09:23 AM by HuckleB
Your anecdote is just an anecdote. Oddly, I've never met anyone in real life who had any such an experience.

Hmmmmmm.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 10:30 AM
Response to Reply #4
5. That is funny because the health department and my doctor were interested as well.
I could be rude to you but I won't. As far as the Walgreen's thing goes. I guess that after Tami flue and the * bots I have become very cynical. Either way the corporation that is Walgreen's will make up the cost that is 'giving free vaccines for free'. You can bet on that.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:45 AM
Response to Reply #5
6. So you've made a claim, but you can't support it.
Got it.

Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 05:34 PM
Response to Reply #6
10. Appears
to be a collaboration.

http://www.hr3590.com/health-care-programs/walgreens-an...

The Department of Health and Human Services, through Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, announced a partnership that it entered into with Walgreens, a union that will bring free flu vaccines to 350,000 uninsured Americans, or those who do not have the capacity to pay for flu vaccinations.

While the number of free flu vaccines is a mere fraction of the estimated 45 million uninsured Americans, it is nevertheless an effort that will go a long way. Walgreens has pledged to donate $10 million worth of vouchers for free flu shots, which will go to eligible uninsured and underserved Americans in 15 markets across the country.

...

*** We agree on the toxin opinion.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 07:30 PM
Response to Reply #10
11. Thanks for the link.
As for the toxins, I hope you're kidding. I know I was!
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 02:37 PM
Response to Reply #5
7. "flu" not "flue"
A flue is a duct, pipe, or chimney for conveying exhaust gases from a fireplace, furnace, water heater, boiler, or generator to the outdoors. In the United States, they are also known as vents and for boilers as breeching for water heaters and modern furnaces.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 02:56 PM
Response to Reply #7
8. Thanks for that!
I new that.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 04:03 PM
Response to Reply #5
9. It's pretty simple, really

Walgreens buys a buttload of doses which are sold and administered to customers through the fall.

This late into the season, anyone who was going to pay for it has pretty much already gotten their shot, and the vaccine eventually expires.

So, they might as well unload the rest of the stock for free.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 09:21 AM
Response to Original message
3. "free toxins"?
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Sep 01st 2014, 10:02 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Health Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC