press release

September 3, 2013

Christopher Brand
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Carlisle, PA – In preparation for the upcoming flu season, GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets have 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/MARTIN’S trusted in-store pharmacists.

“Last year’s flu season was a particularly strong one and illustrated the importance of getting a flu shot annually,” said Leigh Shirley, director of pharmacy. “Flu vaccines are reformulated every year as the flu virus changes so just because you received a flu shot last year does not mean you are vaccinated for this year. Stop into any GIANT/MARTIN’S pharmacy to receive your flu shot today.”

The cost for the flu shot is $35 and most major insurance plans along with Medicare are accepted. Customers with a GIANT/MARTIN’S prescription savings card receive $10 off of the regular price of a flu shot. GIANT/MARTIN’S has also partnered with various health- related vendors to offer a free coupon book worth more than $40 in savings, while supplies last, to all customers who receive a flu shot. In addition, GIANT/MARTIN’S 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 1-877-439-1311.

As a full-service pharmacy, all GIANT/MARTIN’S stores 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/MARTIN’S 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/MARTIN’S pharmacist anytime with questions regarding medications, vaccinations or general health related questions.

For more information or to find the GIANT/MARTIN’S pharmacy nearest you, please visit or If interested in signing up for a GIANT/MARTIN’S prescription savings card, ask a pharmacist on your next visit.


Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2013, GIANT/MARTIN’S, headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 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