Updated: Tuesday, 29 Dec 2009, 6:22 AM EST
Published : Tuesday, 29 Dec 2009, 6:00 AM EST
Hamden (WTNH) - Pharmacies, supermarkets and other retailers are clamoring to become the go-to provider for H1N1 vaccinations in a bid to attract more customers and promote their in-store health clinics.
Starting next year, Walgreens Co. plans to advertise its supply of the vaccine in television spots and on its Web site.
Rite Aid Corp. is placing signs that read "Protect Yourself: H1N1 Vaccinations Are Available" on the front doors of its drugstores and hanging similar banners inside.
Kroger Co., which operates in the southern US, is promoting its H1N1 flu shots on the cover of the grocery chain's weekly ad circulars.
Stores like Walgreens are offering the shots for $10 to $18 each, with mixed demand for the vaccine since state authorities gave them access to it earlier this month.
No sales figures are yet available. H1N1 infections have been declining for several weeks.