Vaccinations available for adults and children without an appointment
Partnership with Hope for Henry Foundation provides additional support for children with needle phobia
LANDOVER, Md. , September 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Giant Food, the largest bigger Washington DC regional supermarket chain, today announces that seasonal flu vaccinations are available again at all 153 in-store pharmacies for both adults and children*. The vaccinations are administered by Giant’s certified retail pharmacists, require no appointment and are often fully covered by most insurance plans.
New this year, Giant is teaming up with the Hope for Henry Foundation, experts in improving the pediatric patient experience, to tackle the hesitant vaccination due to needle phobia with a new Super Rewards for Vaccinations program. With clear, simple explanations of each step of the vaccination process and stickers to mark their progress, the program helps curb the fears children often feel when they are vaccinated.
Customers can find the Super Rewards “game boards” at Giant pharmacies by asking the pharmacy team. Giant also currently administers pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations from Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna for children ages 3 and older at select pharmacies.
“We are proud that our community is prioritizing their health and Giant Pharmacy continues to seek the most efficient ways to deliver vaccines to both adults and children so they can head into the busy school season well prepared,” the spokesperson said. . Paul Zvaleny, Giant Food Director of Pharmacy Operations. “Through our partnership with the Hope for Henry Foundation and the ability to travel to vaccination clinics, our specially trained and dedicated pharmacists are committed to making every vaccination process as smooth as possible.”
“Hope for Henry is excited to partner with Giant Pharmacy to bring our Super Rewards for Vaccinations program to more children and their families,” said Laurie Strongin, CEO, Hope for Henry Foundation. “Making the vaccination process easier and more enjoyable for both the child and the guardian reduces fear and anxiety, improves vaccination coverage and protects our children.”
To help customers stay healthy during flu season, Giant has made getting vaccinations simple and convenient without an appointment. Insurance companies, including Medicare, are billed directly, often at: $0 pays. The flu vaccines offered this season will cover four strains of the flu virus, and Giant will again offer high-dose flu vaccines for adults 65 and older. Pharmacists can recommend and administer the appropriate vaccinations based on the patient’s specific needs and all customers receiving flu shots are offered a free short questionnaire to identify any missing vaccinations.
Giant is also bringing back its signature Airstream this season for mobile immunization clinics in locations across the region to give as many individuals and families as possible the opportunity to receive the recommended flu and other necessary vaccines.
For more information, or to schedule an on-site flu clinic or event with Giant Pharmacy’s Airstream, call 804-346-6337 or email [email protected]. To find a local Giant pharmacy, visit giantfood.com/store-locator and for more information on the COVID-19 vaccinations, visit www.giantfood.com/pages/covid-info.
*Age restrictions for flu shots are state by state. Ask your pharmacist for details.
About Giant Food
Since opening its first location more than 85 years ago in Washington, DC in 1936, Giant has been an integral part of the communities and customers it serves. Giant is committed to being a better neighbor and has identified four key pillars of support related to local food insecurity, military aid, childhood cancer research and social equity. Giant is headquartered in Landover, Maryland and operates 164 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia with approximately 20,000 employees. Included in the 164 stores are 153 full-service pharmacies, 92 full-service PNC Banks and 27 Starbucks locations. Giant fits all the ways today’s busy shoppers want to shop – in-store or online. With 160 Giant Pickup locations and Giant Delivers available in all its markets, customers have even more convenient options at their fingertips to get the best products and prices, when and how they want. For more information about Giant, visit: www.giantfood.com.
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