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Office Depot

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is the latest retailer hoping to cash in on swine-flu fears.

The office supply retailer announced today that it is offering a "Fight the Flu" kit, which is designed to help small businesses protect themselves from the virus.

The kit includes a face mask, gloves, hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes and facial tissues and is currently available for $7.99.

Drugstores like

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CVS Caremark

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began offering season flu shots earlier this year

due to heightened awareness of the flu.

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Rite Aid and Walgreen are also waiting to see if they will receive doses of FluMist, the first

swine flu vaccine

, which was released last week to select locations.

Earlier this month, Walgreen said seasonal flu shots

boosted its September same-store sales

by 2.4 percentage points.

Walgreen also beefed up the

dwindling supply of liquid Tamiflu

by compounding capsules into the liquid.

Even retailers like


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, K-Mart, a holding of



, and grocer


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are offering season flu shots, as more consumers look to protect themselves.

-- Reported by Jeanine Poggi in New York

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