press release

August 27, 2012

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

Carlisle, PA – In preparation for the upcoming fall and winter seasons, GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets are again offering flu vaccinations at all of their in-store pharmacies. No appointment is needed and walk-in vaccinations are provided any time the pharmacy is open by GIANT/MARTIN’S trusted in-store pharmacists.

“Flu viruses change from year to year, which is why a new re-formulated flu vaccine is needed annually,” said Leigh Shirley, director of pharmacy. “GIANT and MARTIN’S care for the health and wellbeing of all of our customers and is your flu shot destination again this season.”

Cost for the flu shot is $30 and most major insurance plans along with Medicare are accepted. GIANT/MARTIN’S 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/MARTIN’S 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/MARTIN’S 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 for your office, please call Andy Markievich at 800-950-4678.

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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 www.GiantFoodStores.comm and Find us on Facebook at and