Kroger Discontinues Use of Needle-Free Flu Vaccinations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued new guidance that advises health care professionals not to use needle-free clinical devices to administer influenza vaccinations. Based on this advice, The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) immediately discontinued use of such clinical devices at all pharmacies and The Little Clinic locations.

The Kroger family of pharmacies and The Little Clinic locations will continue to administer seasonal influenza vaccinations through traditional flu shots. Kroger is seeking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Food and Drug Administration regarding revaccinations.

 

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