This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Rite Aid Pharmacists Helping Students Nationwide Prepare For Healthy Start To School Year

Stocks in this article: RAD

As students and their parents are carefully weighing each school supply purchase against their allotted budgets, Rite Aid is encouraging them to remember the most important back-to-school prep of all—to prepare for a year's worth of good health through up-to-date immunizations, plans for good oral health and vitamin regimens, plus ample supplies of cough and cold medications and first aid supplies.

"Whether they're bound for kindergarten or college, it's no secret that kids do better in school if they're in good health. Rite Aid pharmacists are here to help with expert advice on a wide range of topics including immunizations, cough and cold medicines, vitamins and supplements, oral health care and even tips on how to build a basic first-aid kit for dorms," said Robert I. Thompson, executive vice president of pharmacy for Rite Aid. "Staying current on the recommended vaccination schedules is especially important this year since the CDC predicts high levels of whooping cough not seen since the '50s."

There are more than a dozen diseases that Rite Aid pharmacists can vaccinate against depending on state regulations including influenza, pneumonia and HPV. Many primary and secondary schools requires students to show proof of certain vaccinations including whooping cough in order to attend classes, and some colleges require dorm-bound or healthcare students to get vaccinated against meningitis and Hepatitis B. For more information on the variety of convenient vaccinations that Rite Aid pharmacists offer in many states without appointment, visit

Prepare for cough, cold and first aid needs

After getting vaccinated against this year's expected flu strains, students will want to also stock up on any cough and cold supplies that may help keep them from missing classes sick in bed. Rite Aid pharmacists are always available to help counsel on the range of over-the-counter medicines available and can also help create a simple first aid kit for dorms.

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,804.80 +26.65 0.15%
S&P 500 2,070.65 +9.42 0.46%
NASDAQ 4,765.38 +16.9840 0.36%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs