FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FLU SHOTS NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL GIANT FOOD STORES AND MARTIN’S FOOD MARKET PHARMACIES
Carlisle, PA, September 4, 2019 – The pharmacists at GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets are ready to help families fight the flu this flu season. Flu vaccinations are now available at all 132 GIANT and MARTIN’S in-store pharmacies.
“The most effective way to fight the flu is by getting a flu shot,” said Leigh Shirley, director of pharmacy operations, GIANT Food Stores. “Because flu vaccinations are reformulated every year, it is important for everyone, especially children and seniors, to receive a vaccination annually.”
GIANT/MARTIN’S pharmacies offer several types of flu shots for children, adults and seniors. Most insurance plans cover flu shots at $0 copays, including Medicare Part B. Flu shots are administered by immunizing GIANT and MARTIN’S pharmacists, subject to state regulations. No appointment is needed. To find the nearest GIANT/MARTIN’S pharmacy, visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S websites or download the free GIANT or MARTIN’S Pharmacy App.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months and older get a flu vaccination. While the CDC recommends flu shots for everyone over six months, certain groups of people are at greater risk for complications from the flu. These groups include: people with diabetes, pregnant women, adults over 65, children under 5, those with asthma and other chronic lung diseases, those with kidney and liver disorders, heart disease patients and those with compromised immune systems.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Interviews with GIANT or MARTIN’S immunizing pharmacist available upon request.
About GIANT Food Stores, LLC
Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pa., GIANT Food Stores is passionate about connecting families and creating healthier communities. As an omni-channel retailer, GIANT proudly serves millions of neighbors across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. With more than 32,000 talented associates supporting over 180 stores, 132 pharmacies, 102 fuel stations, over 100 online pickup hubs and grocery delivery service in hundreds of zip codes, GIANT is changing the customer experience and creating an impact in local communities for a better future. The GIANT Food Stores family of brands includes GIANT, MARTIN'S Food Markets, GIANT Heirloom Market, GIANT DIRECT and MARTIN’S DIRECT, Powered by Peapod. GIANT Food Stores is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA. For more information, visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites.