PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway here said yesterday it is offering vaccinations to guard against shingles in over 700 pharmacies in 15 states administered by Safeway pharmacists. The vaccine will be provided on a walk-in basis at in-store pharmacies. “The only way to prevent against contracting this debilitating disease is to get a single shot. By administering vaccines on-site, Safeway is making it easy for anyone to protect themselves,” said Dave Fong, Safeway’s senior vice president, pharmacy. “Receiving a shingles vaccination is as easy as stopping at the pharmacy during your regular shopping trip.” Shingles is a disease caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox.
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