press release

September 3, 2014

Christopher Brand
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Help yourself and also a neighbor in need this flu season with new Unilever partnership

Carlisle, PA – To help prepare you and your family for the upcoming flu season, flu vaccinations are now available at all GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets 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. All GIANT/MARTIN’S stores are also 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.

“The flu vaccine is reformulated every year so even if you received a flu shot last year, you’ll need to have another one this year,” said Leigh Shirley, director of pharmacy. “Stop in to your local GIANT/MARTIN’S pharmacy and protect yourself against the flu.”

The cost for the standard flu shot is $35 and most major insurance plans along with Medicare are accepted. Other flu vaccinations are available upon request, including the quad and high dose vaccines. Customers with a GIANT/MARTIN’S prescription savings card will receive $10 off of their flu shot. 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 Dum at 877-439-1311.

In addition to helping yourself by getting your annual flu shot, this year, it will also help a neighbor in need. For each flu shot GIANT/MARTIN’S pharmacies administer this year, Unilever will donate three meals to Feeding America. $1 helps provide nine meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks. Between 8/29/2014 and 12/31/2014, $0.333 will be donated for every flu shot purchased up to $60,000. Unilever guarantees a minimum donation of $125,000 up to a maximum donation of $160,000 to Feeding America®. Meal claims calculation valid as of 8/29/2014 through 12/31/2014. For more information, visit

Influenza, more commonly known as the seasonal flu, is a contagious respiratory disease that peaks in the winter. Each year millions of Americans are affected by the seasonal flu. For more information about the seasonal flu, visit your local GIANT/MARTIN’S. 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