Walgreens rolls out rapid flu testing

With the highest flu infections in 10 years and other illnesses straining health systems' resources, Walgreens said Dec. 16 it will offer rapid flu tests with the promise of results within two hours. 

Patients can now make online appointments at the retail pharmacy chain's 5,000-plus locations and receive swabs for flu tests and COVID-19 tests. Once pharmacists use Abbott's ID NOW devices, Walgreens will email each test's results two hours after each appointment, according to a news release.

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