press release

August 28, 2012

Jamie Miller
Giant Food of Landover, MD
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

Flu Shots Now Available at Your Neighborhood Giant Food

No appointment necessary; Available anytime in-store pharmacy is open

Landover, Md. (August 28, 2012) – In preparation for the upcoming fall and winter seasons, Giant Food of Landover, Md. is again offering flu vaccinations at all of their in-store pharmacies. An appointment isn’t necessary, and walk-in vaccinations are provided any time the pharmacy is open by Giant’s trusted in-store pharmacists.

“We’ve long been committed to supporting the health and wellness of our customers, and our stores serving as convenient locations across the Mid-Atlantic region for people to get a flu shot exemplifies that commitment. Giant is proud to offer seasonal flu shots at all 159 of our in-store pharmacies in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.,” said Gayle Shields, director of pharmacy operations, Giant Food of Landover, Md. “Flu shots are reformulated every year, so it’s important people are vaccinated on an annual basis.”

The flu shot costs $30 and most major insurance plans along with Medicare are accepted. Giant has also partnered with various health-related vendors to offer a free coupon book worth more than $30 in savings, while supplies last, to customers who receive a flu shot.

In addition to receiving the annual flu shot, Giant Food has taken extra steps to ensure its pharmacies and health departments are well stocked to handle flu-related prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. Giant pharmacists are also available to provide on-site flu clinics at workplaces and businesses throughout the community. For more information or to schedule an on-site flu clinic, please call (888) 469-4426.

Influenza, more commonly known as the seasonal flu, is a contagious respiratory disease that peaks in the winter, typically December through March. Each year millions of Americans are affected by the seasonal flu. For more information about the seasonal flu, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s website at www.cdc.gov.

For more information or to find the Giant Food pharmacy nearest you, please visit www.giantfood.com.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 173 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 173 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies. Giant opened the first supermarket in the nation’s capital on February 6, 1936. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com.