press release

December 19, 2014

Christopher Brand
[email protected]


Carlisle, PA – Flu activity tends to peak in January or later and can sometimes last as long as May so it’s not too late to protect yourself by getting vaccinated. While this year’s flu vaccine is not an exact match for all circulating strains of the virus, the Centers for Disease Control still recommends vaccination for all adults. Flu shots are still available at all GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets in-store pharmacy locations, including high-dose vaccine for seniors and the quadrivalent vaccine. No appointment or prescription is needed and vaccinations are provided any time the pharmacy is open by their trusted in-store pharmacists.

Many major insurance plans, including Medicare, cover the full cost of a flu shot. In addition to helping yourself by getting your annual flu shot, this year, you’ll also be helping a neighbor in need. For each flu shot GIANT/MARTIN’S pharmacies administer by December 31, Unilever will donate three meals to Feeding America.

GIANT/MARTIN’S is also keeping its pharmacies well stocked to handle flu-related prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. For more information about the seasonal flu, visit your local GIANT/MARTIN’S pharmacist. To find the GIANT/MARTIN’S pharmacy nearest you, please visit or


Headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN’S operates nearly 200 grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets. GIANT/MARTIN’S employs more than 31,000 associates. Founded in 1923, GIANT and MARTIN’S have a long-standing commitment to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children in addition to working with hundreds of local organizations annually. The company was recognized for its leadership in the fight against hunger with the Golden Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition, GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. GIANT and MARTIN’S are Ahold companies. For more information visit and Find us on Facebook at and and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.