press release

September 9, 2013

Jamie Miller
Giant Food of Landover, MD
(301) 341-8776

Flu Vaccinations Available at Neighborhood Giant Food Pharmacies

Landover, Md. (September 9, 2013) – In preparation for the upcoming flu season, Giant Food of Landover, Md. has begun offering flu vaccinations at all of their in-store pharmacies. No appointment is needed and vaccinations are provided any time the pharmacy is open by Giant’s trusted in-store pharmacists.

“As stewards for the nation’s capital grocer, Giant Food associates have maintained their long-standing commitment to supporting the health and wellness of the surrounding communities. The seasonal flu shots offered at scores of neighborhood stores in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. exemplifies this promise,” said Gayle Shields, director of pharmacy operations, Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Customers with a Giant Pharmacy Prescription Savings Card will receive $10 off the regular price of a flu shot and most major insurance plans along with Medicare are accepted. Giant has also partnered with various vendors to offer a free coupon book worth more than $40 in savings to promote better living, while supplies last, to all customers who receive a flu shot. In addition, Giant pharmacists are 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 for your office, please call Andy Dum at (877) 439-1311.

As a full-service pharmacy, all neighborhood Giant locations are taking steps to ensure its pharmacies and health departments are well stocked to handle flu-related prescriptions and over-the-counter medications throughout the fall and winter seasons. Additionally, Giant pharmacists offer several “no appointment needed” adult vaccinations including those for pneumonia and shingles. Customers should feel free to stop in to speak with their friendly Giant pharmacist anytime with questions regarding medications, vaccinations or general health related questions.

For more information or to find the Giant pharmacy nearest you, please visit If interested in signing up for a Giant Pharmacy Prescription Savings Card, ask a pharmacist on your next visit.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 169 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 169 stores are 155 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