press release

January 17, 2014

Lindsay Hawley
Stop & Shop New England
(617) 276-7756
lhawley@webershandwick.com

Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
(914) 251-2834
arlene.putterman@stopandshop.com

It's Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot at Stop & Shop

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA (January 17, 2014) – With the Centers for Disease Control reporting increased flu activity throughout the country, the time is right to protect yourself and your family by getting vaccinated. Flu shots are still available at all Stop & Shop in-store pharmacy locations. No appointment is needed and vaccinations are provided any time the pharmacy is open by their trusted in-store pharmacists.

“It’s important for people to take the time to get vaccinated, especially during this time of year”, said Joel Berman, pharmacy director at Stop & Shop New England division in Quincy, Mass.

Most major insurance plans along with Medicare are accepted. Customers with a Stop & Shop prescription savings card receive $10 off of the regular price of a flu shot. In addition to providing flu shots, Stop & Shop continues to keep its pharmacies well stocked to handle flu-related prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.

Influenza, more commonly known as the seasonal flu, is a contagious respiratory disease that peaks in the winter, typically December through March. Each year millions of Americans are affected by the seasonal flu. 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 approximately 60,000 associates and operates 400 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; has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 54 of its existing stores; 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 and www.facebook.com/stopandshop.