SEAL BEACH, CA — Need a flu shot? or a coronavirus test? Rite Aid now offers flu shots and has opened additional, no-charge COVID-19 drive-thru testing at pharmacies across the state.
This year isn’t like most in the past and health officials are encouraging people to get a flu shot.
“Getting a flu shot early is more important than ever this year to maintain a healthy immune system as the COVID-19 pandemic and flu season converge,” the company said.
Several new Rite Aid drive-thru testing sites were added in California in September:
12541 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach
405 West Main St., Brawley
11200 Olive Dr., Bakersfield
16120 Bear Valley Rd., Victorville
1309 Fulton Ave., Sacramento
Pharmacists will oversee coronavirus testing and offer simple self-swab nasal tests from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
All adults 18 years old or older, even if they are not exhibiting virus symptoms, are eligible for testing and need to pre-register at www.riteaid.com.
Through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rite Aid opened 39 new locations across California, Oregon, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Virginia, and now operates a total of 303 testing sites across 15 states.
Learn more and schedule a COVID-19 test at a Rite Aid testing site.
This article originally appeared on the Los Alamitos-Seal Beach Patch