LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food here is the latest supermarket chain dispensing the H1N1 vaccine at select pharmacies in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
The immunizations, which cost $15, began to be administered yesterday, and will be available as long as quantities are available, according to a company press statement. In addition, Giant announced the continuation of its no-cost antibiotic program, in an effort to help customers care for their health in the most cost-effective way possible.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a new distribution strategy for H1N1 vaccinations, because many in the highest-risk groups have now received the vaccine.
The CDC is now encouraging everyone to be vaccinated against H1N1 because flu season typically lasts through the spring. The CDC estimates about 4,000 Americans have died from complications related to the H1N1 virus, and federal health officials say the virus has peaked in the United States.
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