Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Partners with Fruth Pharmacy for Flu Season

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (October 14, 2019) – The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce and Fruth Pharmacy are pleased to announce a partnership to benefit area employers and their employees.

If you are an employer in Putnam County, you might be worried about how this year’s flu will affect your workforce.  On average, a worker will miss 4-5 days of work due to the flu.  The Putnam Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Fruth Pharmacy in order to provide two different programs to enable employees to receive flu shot vaccinations.

“In the fall, our pharmacies begin to see an increase in our customers coming in with flu related symptoms,” Lynne Fruth, President for Fruth Pharmacy stated.  “We have partnered with Putnam’s Chamber of Commerce to bring employers two options to help their employees receive a flu vaccination this year.”

Program One: Employer Paid Flu Shots

A custom voucher is available to Chamber members to distribute to their employees.  Businesses may contact the Putnam Chamber to request flu shot vouchers and to complete a short agreement that allows Fruth to provide the flu shots to employees and bill the employer.  The Chamber will distribute the vouchers and the employer simply adds the employee’s name to the card.  The employee can bring this card along with a photo ID to any of the local Fruth Pharmacies in Eleanor, Winfield, Scott Depot, or Hurricane to receive a flu shot.  Once a month, Fruth will bill the business $20.00 per employee for the shots that have been administered.  Billing will include employee’s name and date of service.  Businesses are only billed for actual shots administered. A one page agreement between the employer and Fruth Pharmacy will need to be signed prior to vouchers being distributed to employees.

Program Two: Employee Discount Flu Shot Coupon Program

Employers can also help obtain a discount coupon for their staff for a flu shot.  The Putnam County Chamber Discount card will allow employees and all of their family members to receive a flu shot at a discounted price of $20.00 per shot.  These discount coupons are available to all Putnam County Chamber Business members and can be obtained from the Chamber. The employee simply needs to show the Putnam County Chamber Discount card at any local Fruth Pharmacy and receive the reduced price.

Please contact the Putnam Chamber of Commerce and request, either Program 1 or Program 2 flu cards.  Fruth Pharmacy can also set up a flu clinic for your business and bring the flu shots to you. If you have questions, please contact Fruth Pharmacy’s corporate office at 304-675-1612 and ask to speak to Drew Massey or Jamie Bennett. You may also e-mail Drew at dmassey@fruthpharmacy.com or Jamie at jbennett@fruthpharmacy.com.

The Putnam Chamber of Commerce has been an advocate for businesses for over 30 years.  Now, over 500 member businesses strong, the Putnam Chamber of Commerce continues to encourage the community to shop locally.

If you are interested in your business becoming a part of the Chamber of Commerce, please contact the Chamber at 304-757-6510 or e-mail chamber@putnamcounty.org.

Fruth Pharmacy is a locally-owned family business in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.  There are four Fruth Pharmacies in Putnam County.  If you would like to learn more about Fruth Pharmacy, please visit www.fruthpharmacy.com

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