As the weather gets warmer, more than 60 million 1 Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies will begin to feel the impact. Beyond sneezing and congestion, symptoms of allergies are the cause of more than two million school days and four million work days lost each year 2. To ease management of allergies this season, Sam’s Club hosts free allergy and health screenings to members and visitors at Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy (584 locations), Saturday, March 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. While supplies last, free in-club health screenings are valued at up to $200 and include:
- Allergy IgE screening: An elevated level of total Immunoglobin E (IgE) may indicate an allergy or parasitic infection is present. This test is useful in predicting positive results of allergen-specific tests for the common allergens such as pollen, dust or pet dander, and certain parasitic infections.
- Blood pressure
- Body mass index (BMI)
- Vision, where allowed by state law