“Walgreens En Tu Comunidad” Fosters Community in Puerto Rico with Health Fair Aimed to Increase Access and Education of Certain Health Services

May 28, 2024

Walgreens will host its first community health fair at a store in San Juan on Saturday, June 8.

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 28, 2024-- As a trusted health and wellness destination in Puerto Rico, Walgreens is bringing the community together in San Juan by launching its first community health fair, “Walgreens en tu Comunidad,” to offer health-related education, screenings and vaccinations. Services offered include blood pressure screenings, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, more than 40% of people in Puerto Rico surveyed have been told they have high blood pressure.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET in the parking lot of the Walgreens store in Montehiedra – 9400 Ave. Los Romeros, San Juan, PR 00926. In addition to health and wellness services, attendees will enjoy onsite entertainment, special local and national guests and a variety of family friendly activities and giveaways. Programming will also include remarks by Puerto Rico senator Nitza Moran Trinidad, Tracey Brown, chief customer officer at Walgreens, among others.

Available screenings, tests and services will include the following on a first come, first served basis:

  • Health Education: The American Heart Association will be onsite providing CPR hands only demonstrations and heart health education. In addition to this, the Centros Sor Isolina Ferré will provide education on their services offered for children with special needs.
  • HIV Testing: Free HIV tests will be administered by the Puerto Rico Department of Health.
  • Hypertension: Free blood pressure screenings will be administered by Walgreens pharmacists.
  • Immunizations: Routine vaccinations will be administered by Walgreens pharmacists and will include vaccines like shingles, pneumococcal, hepatitis A and B, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human papillomavirus infection (HPV), and Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis).
  • Prenatal Care & Maternal Health: Vitamin Angels will provide expectant mothers with free prenatal vitamins and nutrition education information.
  • Walgreens Beauty and Wellness Consultants: Onsite services will include education and guidance on the latest innovations and trends from beauty brands most loved in the community, like La Roche-Posay.

For more information about “Walgreens en tu Comunidad,” visit @walgreenspuertorico on Instagram.

About Walgreens

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is included in the U.S. Retail Pharmacy and U.S. Healthcare segments of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated healthcare, pharmacy and retail leader. True to its purpose of “more joyful lives through better health,” Walgreens has a more than 120-year heritage of caring for communities and providing trusted pharmacy services, and today is playing a greater role as an independent partner of choice offering healthcare services that improve care, lower costs, and help patients. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Walgreens is proud to serve nearly 9 million customers and patients daily. The company’s pharmacists are playing a more critical role in healthcare than ever before, providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services, including those that drive equitable access to care for some of the nation’s most underserved populations. Walgreens offers customers and patients a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms designed to deliver high-quality products and healthcare services. Within the U.S. Healthcare segment, Walgreens portfolio also includes businesses in primary care, multi-specialty, post-acute care, urgent care, specialty pharmacy services, population health and provider enablement.

Carmen Lopez
Walgreens Media Relations

Source: Walgreens