Safeway Secures 200,000 Additional Doses of Flu Vaccine to Meet High Demand
PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 16, 2013
PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY)
announced today it has shipped an additional 200,000 doses of flu vaccine to
its pharmacies in the U.S. to be administered to customers on site.
"This additional quantity of flu vaccine will allow us to meet the needs of
our customers to help them remain healthy this season," said Darren Singer,
Senior Vice President of Pharmacy. "Our pharmacists administer the vaccine on
a walk-in basis. The process is simple, convenient and affordable. We want all
of our customers to have this protection."
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 47 states are reporting
widespread flu activity with infection numbers making this the worst flu
season in a decade. The vaccine remains the best protection against the flu.
To encourage customers to receive a flu vaccine and promote health and
wellness, Safeway is giving each customer who receives a flu vaccine at a
Safeway Pharmacy a coupon for 10 percent off their next grocery purchase.
Vaccines are conveniently available at all Safeway Pharmacy locations during
normal business hours, seven days a week, on a walk-in basis.No appointments
are required and no prescription is necessary. For more information on stores
offering the flu vaccine, customers can contact their local Safeway store.
Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug
retailers in North America, based on sales. The company operates 1,644 stores
in the United States and western Canada and had annual sales of $43.6 billion
in 2011. The company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange
under the symbol SWY. For more information, visit www.Safeway.com.
Contact: Teena Massingill, 925-467-3810
SOURCE Safeway Inc.
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