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Kroger Health Shares Health and Wellness Tips During Cold and Flu Season

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The Kroger Co. (KR) shares health and wellness tips from Kroger Health to support patients during cold and flu season and announced its wellness savings event running from November 29 to December 12. The event includes discounts on HSA/FSA eligible health and wellness products, with an extra $10 off when spending $30 on participating items with a shopper's card.
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HSA/FSA savings event runs November 29 through December 12

CINCINNATI, Nov. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), today shared health and wellness tips from Kroger Health to support patients during cold and flu season and announced its wellness savings event running from November 29 to December 12.

"The most effective way to battle cold and flu season is for eligible patients to get vaccinated for flu, RSV and COVID-19," said Meggen Brown, MSN, FNP-BC, chief nursing officer for Kroger Health. "It is also very important to maintain healthy habits related to handwashing, diet, sleep and exercise to support a good defense against illness this time of year."

Kroger Health suggests these tips to support patient health and wellness during cold and flu season and beyond:

  • Get vaccinated by making an appointment here or visit a local Kroger Family Pharmacy or Little Clinic location (flu and COVID-19 vaccines are covered by most insurance plans and at no charge to the recipient, see patient insurance plans for more details).
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Support your immune system by consuming foods high in nutrients that play significant roles in immune health.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Practice good sleep habits.
  • Stay active.

To make an appointment to see a healthcare professional please visit Kroger.com/health/clinic or simply stop by a Little Clinic location. The Little Clinic is open seven days a week, including evenings, weekends and some holidays. Nurse practitioners are also available to help patients virtually via telehealth appointments in specific states.

For customers in need of products to battle cold and flu symptoms, Kroger Family Pharmacies conveniently accept payment from Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for eligible products, including, but not limited to items such as:

Purchase these products and more during the retailer's wellness event from November 29-December 12 and save an extra $10 when spending $30 on participating health and wellness items with a shopper's card. To shop the complete list of HSA/FSA eligible products, visit the Kroger HSA/FSA Shop.

About Kroger Health:

Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co., is one of America's leading retail healthcare organizations.  Kroger Health and the Kroger Family of Pharmacies and clinics operate more than 2,200 pharmacies and more than 220 clinics in 35 states serving more than 17 million customers annually. Our team of 24,000 associates, including pharmacists, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and technicians, believe in practicing at the top of our licenses, enabling "food as medicine" to help prevent disease before it starts, and helping people live healthier lives. For more information, visit www.kroger.com/health.

About The Kroger Co.:

At The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®. We are, across our family of companies, nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names. We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.

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The event runs from November 29 to December 12.

Products such as cold and flu relief liquids, cough suppressants, and cough drops are eligible for HSA/FSA payments.

Customers can save an extra $10 when spending $30 on participating health and wellness items with a shopper's card.

Customers can visit the Kroger HSA/FSA Shop to find the complete list of eligible products.
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kroger, one of the world’s largest retailers, employs more than 339,000 associates who serve customers in 2,425 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including kroger, city market, dillons, jay c, food 4 less, fred meyer, fry's, king soopers, qfc, ralphs and smith's. the company also operates 789 convenience stores, 337 fine jewelry stores, 1,109 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food processing plants in the u.s. kroger also operates over 80 “the little clinic” retail healthcare sites inside select kroger, king sooper and fry’s stores. recognized by forbes as the most generous company in america, kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations in the communities it serves. kroger contributes food and funds equal to 160 million meals a year through more than 80 feeding america food bank partners. for more information please visit kroger.c