COLUMBIA, MD — Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend everyone who can receive a flu vaccine do so this year. The CDC suggests individuals receive their flu vaccination in September or October, but obtaining one at any time still offers some protection.
Seasonal flu shots will be available at Giant Food’s in-store pharmacies this year for both adults and children. The vaccinations will be administered by Giant’s certified in-store pharmacists, require no appointment and are often covered in full by most insurance plans. Standard flu shots as well as the high dose flu vaccine for customers age 64 and older are available.
“COVID-19 has presented challenges that we have not encountered before, and medical professionals around the world advise that getting the annual your flu shot is of vital importance to your health and wellness during this global pandemic,” said Paul Zvaleny, Giant Food director of pharmacy operations. “Giant welcomes everyone to come speak to one of our specially trained, dedicated pharmacists about flu shots and other adult immunizations, because it is never too early to take preventative measures to stay healthy, and we are happy to offer the flu shot as well as tetanus, pneumonia, shingles and many more vaccinations.”
According to the CDC, this season’s flu vaccines were updated in an attempt to better match viruses expected to be circulating in the United States.
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