LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food said Wednesday that all 152 of its in-store pharmacies throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible residents.
Giant had been offering the vaccinations at more than half of its pharmacies before this week, when increased supplies allowed it to expand the service to all its pharmacies.
“We’re extremely proud of all of our Giant pharmacy teams across our stores for their commitment to serving the public and doing their part to help our communities get vaccinated,” said Paul Zvaleny, director of pharmacy operations at Giant Food. “We’re honored to have the privilege of now being able to offer the vaccine at all 152 of our pharmacy locations to further assist in efforts to help our communities recover from the pandemic.”
In addition to in-store vaccinations, Giant has identified opportunities for off-site clinics to ensure equitable distribution of the vaccine throughout its communities. To reduce barriers to access, Giant has worked with its community partners to identify populations that are most in need of receiving the vaccine. Just last week, Giant pharmacists held a vaccination clinic at the Arc of Prince George’s County in Maryland to administer vaccines to individuals served by the organization.
Residents of Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware can check for eligibility and schedule first-dose appointments at giantfood.com/covid-info. If either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine is received, the pharmacy staff will schedule second dose appointments at the time of the patient’s first dose. Residents of Washington, D.C. should utilize the DC Health online portal to schedule appointments. Vaccines are provided at no cost, though residents are asked to bring their health insurance card and driver’s license to their appointment.