press release

January 16, 2014

January 16, 2014
(301) 341-8776

It's Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot at Giant Food

LANDOVER, Md. (January 15, 2014)–With the Centers for Disease Control reporting increased flu activity throughout the country, the time is right to protect yourself and your family by getting vaccinated. Flu shots are still available at all Giant® in-store pharmacy locations. No appointment is needed and vaccinations are provided any time the pharmacy is open by their trusted in-store pharmacists.

Most major insurance plans along with Medicare are accepted. Customers with a Giant prescription savings card receive $10 off of the regular price of a flu shot. In addition to providing flu shots, Giant continues to keep its pharmacies well stocked to handle flu-related prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.

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 your local Giant pharmacist, or to find the Giant pharmacy nearest you, please visit

About Giant Food

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 170 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 170 stores are 156 full-service pharmacies. Giant opened the first supermarket in the nation’s capital on February 6, 1936. Giving back to the community is a cornerstone that was instilled by the founders more than 77 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2012, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $12 million, and the nation’s capital grocer helped partners provide 55.2 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit