Albertsons offering services to help battle flu

Albertsons offering service

BOISE (KIFI/KIDK) - The latest flu report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows Idaho as one of 45 states with widespread flu activity.

There have been six flu related deaths so far in the Gem state.

One grocery store is hoping to help with that.

Albertsons is offering help without having to schedule an appointment with a doctor.

People ages 6 and older with flu like symptoms may be eligible to get a quick and simple nasal swab to determine if they have the flu.

The test costs 35 dollars.

People six and older who are considered high risk for flu complications or who live in a house with someone with the flu may be able to get medication to help prevent catching it.

The service is free.

People for 6 to 45 years old who have a sore throat or other strep throat symptoms may be able to get tested at the pharmacy for 35 dollars.

If you haven't gotten one yet you can still get a flu shot.



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