Provided by Giant Food
All vaccinations recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) are once again available at all of Giant Food‘s 153 in-store pharmacies. This follows a hiatus of all non-essential services due to COVID-19 and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Available vaccinations include those that provide protection against pneumonia, shingles, tetanus, hepatitis, human papillomavirus (HPV), and influenza (influenza available August 2020). All vaccines are administered by Giant’s certified in-store pharmacists and require no advance appointment.
Paul Zvaleny is Giant Food’s Director of Pharmacy Operations. Zvaleny said, “Now it is more critical than ever for individuals to take preventative measures to protect themselves and their communities from sickness… [S]taying up-to-date with recommended vaccines is an important first step… [W]e are looking forward to offering vaccinations to our customers… [We will continue] to do our part to keep our communities healthy while following social distancing guidelines and strict safety procedures.”
All Giant Pharmacies have implemented the following additional health and safety policies at all times when administering immunizations:
- maintaining social distancing measures,
- equipping associates with personal protective equipment (PPE) consisting of face masks, face shields, and gloves,
- increasing disinfection procedures between vaccine administrations, and
- following additional screening processes for patients.
Patients are also encouraged to take advantage of Giant’s medication delivery or curbside pick-up services to further minimize the amount of contact and need for travel.
Giant pharmacists will continue offering free expert consultations to help patients prevent and combat allergy symptoms this season. Consultations include recommendations and assistance with selecting appropriate over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription (Rx) products.
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