Updated COVID-19 boosters can be administered alongside the flu vaccine
QUINCY, Mass., Sept. 8, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With the CDC urging everyone 6 months and older to get a flu vaccination by the end of October, Stop & Shop announced today that its flu shots are now available at its more than 200 pharmacy locations in the north East. In addition to flu shots, Stop & Shop now offers the renewed COVID-19 boosters. Customers can be vaccinated for both the flu and COVID-19 at once, as the CDC has indicated that these vaccines can be administered side by side.
Stop & Shop offers several types of flu vaccines, and its licensed, trained, and trusted pharmacists can help each patient choose the type that best suits them to address any concerns about allergies, preservatives, or potential adverse effects. In addition to flu shots, customers age 5 and older who require a COVID-19 vaccine or booster can receive both the flu and COVID-19 vaccine at the same time without the need for a waiting period. Stop & Shop pharmacies carry a wide range of free Pfizer, Moderna, Novavax and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccines for eligible patients, as well as updated COVID-19 boosters.
Aside from the flu and COVID-19, our pharmacists are experienced in screening for risk factors and providing immunization to help protect against shingles, pneumonia and tetanus. Customers should consult their local Stop & Shop Pharmacist for a full assessment of vaccinations and to discuss other important vaccinations that can keep them and their families healthy.
“Stop & Shop’s Pharmacies are poised to continue our long-standing mission to care for our communities this flu season,” said Katie Thornell, Director of Pharmacy at Stop & Shop. “We are well stocked and offer same-day vaccinations, by appointment or on a walk-in basis. While prices for vaccinations depend on customers’ insurance plans, most flu shots are ultimately low or free, while COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are provided for free. Stop & Shop wants to make it easy for everyone to get the care they need to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy this fall.”
Stop & Shop is taking extensive health and safety measures in its pharmacies and has added additional stock of the flu vaccine in anticipation of increased demand due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To receive the flu, COVID-19 or other vaccinations, customers must wear face coverings and pharmacists will be equipped with face coverings and gloves. The immunization area will have strict disinfection and decontamination measures between each patient.
Visit www.stopandshop.com/pages/ss-pharmacy to find a Stop & Shop pharmacy near you, to see which vaccine is available at your local Stop & Shop pharmacy, or to to make a vaccination appointment.
About Stop & Shop:
Stop & Shop has been a convenience store for over 100 years and offers a wide range with a focus on fresh, healthy options at a good price. Stop & Shop’s GO Rewards loyalty program offers personalized offers and allows customers to earn points that can be redeemed for gas or groceries with every shopping trip. Stop & Shop customers can choose how and where they want to shop – in-store or online for same-day delivery or pick-up. The company is committed to making an impact in its communities by fighting hunger, supporting our troops and investing in childhood cancer research to help find a cure. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is an Ahold Delhaize USA company, employs 58,000 people and operates more than 400 stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. For more information about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com.
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