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FamilyWize partners with Walgreens to offer free flu shots

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ROCKY MOUNT (WSLS 10) - FamilyWize, a partner of United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) says has been selected to help distribute 1,000 free flu shot vouchers provided by Walgreens. 

The vouchers are for families and individuals who are uninsured or underinsured, and otherwise unable to afford a flu shot.

FamilyWize healthcare officials say the flu can have significant impact on the lives of many individuals, especially those with lower income and/or who are either underinsured or not insured. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports parents spend between $300 to $4,000 in medical expenses and miss an estimated 11 to 73 hours of work when their children get the flu.

Individuals can apply to receive a free flu shot voucher by visiting the FamilyWize website (www.FamilyWize.org). The vouchers have been provided by Walgreens as part of a nationwide program with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which helps to make flu shots available to people without health insurance coverage and who are unable to afford a flu shot through the program. 

The vouchers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Families and individuals who are eligible to receive a free flu shot voucher are subject to the terms and conditions on the voucher.