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Jamie Miller
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Flu Vaccinations Now Available At Giant Pharmacies Giant Food, With Unilever and Johnson & Johnson, Will Make a Donation to Local YMCA for Every Flu Shot Administered

Landover, Md. (September 9, 2015) – To help prepare for the coming flu season, vaccinations are now available at all Giant Food of Landover, Md. in-store pharmacies. Flu vaccinations are administered by Giant’s trusted in-store pharmacists, with no appointment needed.

“Giant is committed to supporting the health and wellness of our customers in the communities we serve,” said Gayle Shields, director of pharmacy operations, Giant Food. “Each year, flu shots are reformulated, so it’s important to be vaccinated on an annual basis, and we encourage our customers to take advantage of our convenient pharmacy services.”

In addition to keeping customers healthy, flu shots administered by Giant will help support the local community. For each flu shot, Giant, along with Unilever and Johnson & Johnson, will make a donation to a local YMCA to benefit their youth development and healthy living initiatives*.

Giant pharmacies are able to bill most major insurance plans, including Medicare. Many of these insurance plans cover flu shots with a $0 copay. Standard flu shots are available, as well as other flu vaccinations, including the “quad” and high dose vaccines. Customers receiving flu shots will also receive a FREE coupon book with more than $40 in savings. For more information, or to schedule an onsite flu clinic for your office, please call 800-950-4678.

*Johnson and Johnson Consumer, Inc. and Unilever together will donate $0.75 for each flu shot received between 8/1/2015 and 2/28/2016, with a minimum donation of $55,000 and maximum of $150,000, to the YMCA. Additionally, Giant will donate $5,000. For more information about the YMCA, please visit www.ymca.net.

To find the Giant Food pharmacy nearest you, please visit www.giantfood.com.

About Giant Food

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 168 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 168 stores are 159 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 79 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2014, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $14.9 million, and the nation’s capital grocer helped partners provide more than 88 million meals.For more information on Giant, visit www.www.giantfood.com