“Safeway pharmacists are committed to caring for their patients’ health in a myriad of ways, ranging from immunizations and medication management to counseling patients on health and wellness,” said Greg Herr, manager, division operations for Safeway’s Eastern Division.” Safeway strives to be a one-stop shop for our customers, particularly those who are mindful of their health and who want to take the necessary steps in their lives to stay healthy, such as getting immunized every flu season.”
Each individual receiving a flu shot at a Safeway Pharmacy will receive a 10 percent off coupon that can be used toward their next grocery purchase. This is especially helpful for Safeway shoppers during the flu season as they can apply this discount toward the purchase of nutritious foods and other items that help keep their families healthy.
This year, the flu vaccine contains a different strain of the flu virus from the previous two years. The 2012 flu shot will protect against the H1N1 (California)
The CDC recommends that everyone six months and older get their yearly flu vaccination as soon as the vaccine becomes available. In addition, to avoid the risk of flu-related complications, the CDC stresses the importance of annual flu shots for people with chronic health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, COPD, or immunosuppressive conditions. Safeway Pharmacy has a full range of flu vaccines available, including a high dose that is targeted to ages 65 and older. Patients should consult their pharmacist to determine the best vaccine delivery method for them.
Flu shots are conveniently available at all Safeway Pharmacy locations during normal business hours, seven days a week, on a walk-in basis. No appointments are required and no prescription is necessary. For more information on stores offering the flu vaccine, customers can go to www.safeway.com/
Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, based on sales. The company operates 1,666 stores in the United States and western Canada and had annual sales of $43.6 billion in 2011. The company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SWY.
Safeway’s Eastern Division employs approximately 12,000 people and operates 127 stores with 66 Safeway stores in Maryland, 43 in Virginia, 14 in the District of Columbia and four in Delaware.