|By PR Newswire||
|September 3, 2014 04:29 PM EDT||
PURCHASE, N.Y. & QUINCY, Mass., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help prepare you and your family for the upcoming flu season, flu vaccinations are now available at all Stop & Shop in-store pharmacies. No appointment is needed and vaccinations are provided any time the pharmacy is open by Stop & Shop's trusted in-store pharmacists. All Stop & Shop 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.
"It's important for people to take the time to get vaccinated, especially during this time of the year," said Brian Pavur, pharmacy director at Stop & Shop. "In addition, we are delighted to partner with Unilever and help with our hunger relief efforts during flu season."
The cost for the standard flu shot is $35 ($25 in New Jersey) 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 Stop & Shop prescription savings card will receive $10 off of the regular price of a flu shot (excluding New Jersey). Stop & Shop 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 Julienne Tran at 877-439-1313.
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 Stop & Shop 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 www.feedourfamilies.org.
For more information or to find the Stop & Shop pharmacy nearest you, please visit www.stopandshop.com. If you are interested in signing up for a Stop & Shop prescription savings card, ask a pharmacist on your next visit (excluding New Jersey).
About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 59,000 associates and operates 395 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children's educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA's Smart Way program and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.
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