press release

December 19, 2014

Contacts:
Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
(914) 251-2834
[email protected]

Annmarie Seldon
Stop & Shop New England Division
(617) 276-7756
[email protected]

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO GET YOUR FLU SHOT AT STOP & SHOP

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA (December 19, 2014) – Flu activity tends to peak in January or later and can sometimes last as long as May so it’s not too late to protect yourself by getting vaccinated.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends vaccination for all adults. Flu shots are still available at most Stop & Shop in-store pharmacy locations, including high-dose vaccine for seniors and the quadrivalent vaccine. No appointment or prescription is needed and vaccinations are provided any time the pharmacy is open by our trusted in-store pharmacists.

“Flu season typically peaks in January and February and many major insurance plans, including Medicare, cover the full cost of a flu shot. In addition to helping yourself by getting your annual flu shot, this year, you’ll also be helping a neighbor in need. For each flu shot Stop & Shop pharmacies administer by December 31, Unilever will donate three meals to Feeding America”, said Brian Pavur, Director of Pharmacy for Stop & Shop.

Stop & Shop is also keeping its pharmacies well stocked to handle flu-related prescriptions and over-the- counter medications. For more information about the seasonal flu, visit your local Stop & Shop pharmacist. To find the Stop & Shop pharmacy nearest you, please visit www.stopandshop.com.

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs over 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.