Tarrant County partners with Albertsons/Tom Thumb and Kroger to offer free flu shots for the uninsured

For those without health insurance, Tarrant County is making it as easy as possible to get a flu vaccination.

The CDC has stated that a flu vaccine is more important than ever during the 2020-2021 flu season. To protect Tarrant County citizens, as well as to help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tarrant County has partnered with Kroger and Albertsons/ Tom Thumb pharmacies to administer free flu vaccinations to uninsured residents of Tarrant County from December 1 through December 30, 2020. Tarrant County will be billed $25 per vaccination under the program.

“With COVID-19 surging across North Texas, it is important we do everything possible to keep the flu season under control and maintain hospital capacity,” said Tarrant Public Health Director Vinny Taneja. “This public-private partnership provides broader access to free flu vaccine, making it easier for anyone in Tarrant County to get a flu shot this season.”

“The pandemic has made it even more critical this year to get a flu shot, not only to protect ourselves, but to protect those we love, our communities, and our resources,” said Julie Spier, R.Ph., director of Pharmacy Operations for Albertsons and Tom Thumb. “Tom Thumb and Albertsons are proud to partner with Tarrant County to care for and to help in protecting our community from the flu.”

“The health and safety of our patients and our communities is always top priority for Kroger Health and we are honored to partner with Tarrant County to protect residents and reduce their risk of flu illness and flu-associated complications,” said Jeff Loesch, director of pharmacy for Kroger Health Dallas Division. “Throughout the last several months, Tarrant County and our Kroger Health teams have worked closely together to deploy COVID-19 testing in addition to flu vaccinations. Though the flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, we are confident this effort will reduce hospitalizations and deaths, thereby conserving vital healthcare resources.”

Here is a list of participating stores in Tarrant County:

Albertsons 4000 Glade Road, Colleyville, Tx. 76034 (817) 654-0505, (682)261-1297
Albertsons 1155 N Main St., Euless, Tx. 76039, (217) 354-9195, (682)261-1304
Albertsons 3563 Alton Road, Fort Worth, Tx. 76109 (817) 548-1415, (214)471-6160
Albertsons 1300 Airport Freeway, Bedford, Tx. 76022 (817) 354-0622, (682)218-7143
Tom Thumb 1000 Keller Parkway, Keller, Tx. 76248 (817) 337-8030, (817)716-9246
Tom Thumb 980 Hwy North 287 , Mansfield, Tx. 76063 (817) 453-6770, (817)863-6481
Tom Thumb 3100 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, Tx, 76109 (817)570-2950, (817)716-9960
Tom Thumb 100 W. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, Tx. 76092 (817) 416-5464, (817)716-1815
Tom Thumb 612 Grapevine Highway, Hurst Tx. 76054 Phone: (817)428-0383, (817)901-7756
Albertsons 6220 U.S. Hwy 287, Arlington, Tx. 76017 (817) 478-8901, (682)218-6786
Tom Thumb 2400 W 7th St., Fort Worth Tx., 76107 (817) 302-1400, (682)347-8936
Tom Thumb 2611 West Park Row, Arlington, Tx. 76013 (817) 462-0151, (817)240-7545
Tom Thumb 6377 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, Tx. 76116 (817) 377-5980, (817)716-2190
Tom Thumb 302 South Park Blvd., Grapevine Tx. 76051 (817)481-5669, (817)716-2184
Tom Thumb 2755 N. Collins St., Arlington, Tx 76006 (817)276-5360, (817)716-5480
Tom Thumb 4000 William D. Tate, Grapevine, Tx. 76051 (817)785-1004, (682)540-1117
Albertsons 1201 N. Saginaw Blvd. Saginaw, Tx. 76179 (817)232-2777, (682)216-6566
Albertsons 7400 Oakmont Blvd., Fort Worth, Tx. 76132 (817)423-9556, (214)425-1283
Albertsons 6308 Lake Worth Blvd., Lake Worth Tx. 76135 (817)237-8124, (682)216-6149
Albertsons 301 SW Plaza Shopping Center, Arlington, Tx., 76016 (817) 478-4291, (682)216-5045
Albertsons 4400 Western Center Blvd., Fort Worth, Tx. 76137, (817)232-2180, (214)471-8153
Albertsons 5950 S. Cooper St., Arlington Tx. 76017 (817)557-0185, (682)216-5107
Albertsons 9300 Clifford St. Fort Worth, Tx. 76108 (817)246-3366, (214)471-8869
Albertsons 6249 Rufe Snow Dr., Watauga, Tx. 76148 (817)428-0541, (682)218-6026
Albertsons 850 E. Loop 820 Fort Worth, Tx. 76112 (817)451-0306, (214)471-8873
Albertsons 3525 Sycamore School Road, Fort Worth, Tx. 76133 (817) 346-6497, (214)471-0730
Albertsons 833 NE Alsbury Blvd., Burleson, Tx. 76028 (817)447-9106, (682)216-5266
Albertsons 6700 West Freeway Fort Worth, Tx. 76116 (817)377-8074, (214)471-4560
Albertsons 480 Northwest Parkway Azle,Tx., 76020 (817)270-1116, (682)216-5229
Kroger 3510 Alta Mesa Fort Worth, TX 76133 (817)292-3777
Kroger 2580 E. Arkansas Lane Arlington, TX 76014 (817)861-2779
Kroger 2475 Ascension Blvd. Arlington, TX 76011 (817)275-2901
Kroger 9114 Camp Bowie West Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76116 (817)560-4233
Kroger 5330 S. Cooper Arlington , TX 76017 (817)472-9576
Kroger 1060 N. Main Street Euless, TX 76039 (817)283-1152
Kroger 2110 E Southlake Blvd Southlake, TX 76092 (817)421-7487
Kroger 976 Keller Parkway Keller, TX 76248 (817)431-5178
Kroger 3120 South University Fort Worth, TX 76109 (817)566-7861
Kroger 2109 Harwood Road Bedford, TX 76021 (817)685-9628
Kroger 1653 Basswood Boulevard Fort Worth, TX 76131 (682)316-6387
Kroger 5241 North Tarrant Parkway Fort Worth, TX 76244 (817)380-6181
Kroger 9150 N. Tarrant Parkway N. Richland Hills, TX 76182 (817)918-3387
Kroger 6650 N. Beach Fort Worth, TX 76137 (817)788-1757
Kroger 2061 Rufe Snow Drive Keller, TX 76248 (817)605-8728
Kroger 2350 Southeast Green Oaks Arlington, TX 76018 (817)419-0312
Kroger 3300 Texas Sage Trail Fort Worth, TX 76177 (817)750-2041
Kroger 945 W. Lamar Blvd. Arlington, TX 76012 (817)277-2144
Kroger 12600 North Beach Street Fort Worth, TX 76244 (817)562-3901
Kroger 4750 W. Bailey Boswell Road Fort Worth, TX 76179 (682)316-7508
Kroger 9135 Boulevard 26 N. Richland Hills, TX 76180 (817)605-3937
Kroger 3001 Matlock Mansfield, TX 76063 (817)473-0081
Kroger 1004 S. Crowley Road Crowley, TX 76036 (817)297-0006
Kroger 1631 SW Wilshire Blvd. Burleson, TX 76028 (817)258-5952
Kroger 5101 W. Sublett Rd Arlington, TX 76017 (817)516-3763
Kroger 3300 E. Broad Street Mansfield, TX 76063 (817)435-5418
Kroger 301 S. Bowen Arlington, TX 76013 (817)277-0072
Kroger 5701 W. Pleasant Ridge Road Arlington, TX 76016 (817)483-0354
Kroger 7201 Boulevard 26 N. Richland Hills, TX 76180 (817)281-8310
Kroger 708 E. Pipeline Hurst, TX 76053 (817)285-8851
Kroger 2210 S Fielder Arlington, TX 76013 (817)277-3533

Free Drive-Thru Flu Shots at Dickies Arena

Kroger Health will offer drive-thru vaccinations noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 in the Chevrolet parking lot at Dickies Arena, 3464 Trail Drive.

Kroger Health, the health care division of The Kroger Co., announced a partnership with the City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County as part of a comprehensive flu shot program designed to provide recommended vaccines amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that during an average flu season, 8% of the U.S. population gets sick from the flu, with an average of 500,000 flu-related hospitalizations.

To make an appointment

  1. If you do not speak English well, call the Tarrant County Public Health Information Line at 817-248-6299.
    • Si no habla inglés, por favor llame al Tarrant County Public Health línea de información a 817 248-6299.
    • Nếu quý vị không rành Tiếng Anh, xin vui lòng gọi đường dây thông tin Tarrant County Public Health (Y Tế Cộng Đồng Quan Tarrant) theo số 817 248-6299.
  2. Walk-ups are welcome on Friday and Saturday.

Event details:

  1. Flu shots will be provided at no cost, with or without insurance. Children must be six months or older.
  2. Flu shots are available at no out-of-pocket cost to those with Medicare B and are also fully covered by many insurance plans. Bring identification and an insurance card.
  3. For the safety of patients and the health care team, vaccinations are limited to one arm per vehicle door. Wear short sleeves.

Learn more here.

Kroger, City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County Partner for Oct. 9-10 Drive-thru Flu Vaccinations

Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co., announced a partnership with the City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County as part of a comprehensive flu shot program designed to provide recommended vaccines amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kroger Health will offer drive-thru vaccinations noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 in the Chevrolet Parking lot at Dickies Arena, 3464 Trail Drive.

“In light of the challenges we may face from both the flu virus and COVID-19 this fall, Kroger Health is proud to partner with the City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County to host a two-day event, offering flu shots by our certified immunizers, in the safety of the individual’s vehicle,” said Jeff Loesch, Dallas division health and wellness director for Kroger Health. “In particular, we wanted to provide an efficient way for our seniors to receive the recommended high-dose formulation of the flu shot while minimizing the risk of potential exposure in the general public.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that during an average flu season, 8% of the U.S. population gets sick from the flu, with an average of 500,000 flu-related hospitalizations. Since March, more than 370,000 Americans have already been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19, marking the potential for a significant burden on the already taxed healthcare system.

“This year it is more important than ever to get a flu shot,” said Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. “As we continue to combat COVID-19, we must do everything we can to avoid a flu outbreak, and getting a flu shot is a simple way to help protect your health and the health of our communities.”

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley agreed: “With all of the attention on COVID-19, we cannot let our guard down on the upcoming flu season. It is very important that everyone get a flu shot as soon as possible. We do not want our hospitals overwhelmed by COVID or the flu this winter.”

Kroger Health’s recent COVID-19 drive-thru test sites were able to assist thousands of people in getting tested in a short amount of time. By using that model to provide flu shots, Kroger Health will have the capacity to administer up to 1,200 vaccinations during the two-day event.

Event details:

  1. To receive a flu shot, individuals must make an appointment online. https://www.kroger.com/rx/guest/get-vaccinated Online pre-visit paperwork helps reduce contact.
  2. If you need assistance making an appointment, call Tarrant County Public Health at 817-248-6299.
  3. Flu shots will be provided to insured and uninsured patients. Children must be six months or older.
  4. Flu shots are available at no out-of-pocket cost to those with Medicare B and are also fully covered by many insurance plans. Bring identification and an insurance card.
  5. For the safety of patients and the healthcare team, vaccinations are limited to one arm per vehicle door. Wear short sleeves.

Learn more online. https://www.krogerhealth.com/

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