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Immunizations

Giant Eagle® pharmacists provide evaluations, immunizations and even help with the insurance paperwork.
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Your Giant Eagle® Pharmacy makes personal care simple.

  • We accept most insurances, including Medicare Part B
  • Walk-in counseling is available or you can schedule an appointment with the pharmacist

We Offer the Following Vaccinations*:

  • Influenza (flu shot): Available seasonally, from August through March
  • Pneumonia: Available all year
  • Shingles: Available all year
  • Other vaccines available by request

Seasonal Flu Shots Available:

  • A/California/7/09 (H1N1)-like virus (pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza virus)
  • A/Perth /16/2009 (H3N2)-like virus
  • B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus
  • Note: We do not offer needle-free flu shots

Immunizations are an important preventive measure against many debilitating or deadly diseases — and for some at-risk groups, they're absolutely essential. Your Giant Eagle pharmacist can help you decide if immunization is right for you.

Consider an Influenza Immunization If:

  • You want to reduce the risk of becoming ill with influenza or of transmitting influenza to others.
  • You are 50 years old or older.
  • You are or will be pregnant during influenza season.
  • You have chronic pulmonary (including asthma), cardiovascular (except hypertension), renal, hepatic, hematological or metabolic disorders (including diabetes mellitus).
  • You have immunosuppression (including immunosuppression caused by medications or by human immunodeficiency virus).
  • You are a resident of a nursing home or other long-term care facility.

Consider a Pneumonia Vaccine If:

  • You are 65 years old or older.
  • You have a serious long-term health problem such as heart disease, sickle cell disease, alcoholism, leaks of cerebrospinal fluid, lung disease (not including asthma), diabetes or liver cirrhosis.
  • You have a low resistance to infection due to Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma, cancer treatment with x-rays or drugs, treatment with long-term steroids, bone marrow or organ transplant, kidney failure, HIV/AIDS, lymphoma, leukemia, or other cancers, nephrotic syndrome, damaged spleen or no spleen.
  • You are an Alaskan Native or from certain Native American populations.

Consider a Shingles Vaccine If:

  • You are 50 years old or older.**
  • You are infected with or are carrying the varicella-zoster (chickenpox) virus.
  • Your immune system has been weakened by HIV infection, cancer, cancer drugs, radiation treatments or organ transplant.

Diabetes and Immunizations:
According to the CDC, people with diabetes are 6 times more likely to be hospitalized with flu complications.  If you have diabetes, take measures to protect yourself. Make an annual flu shot a part of your prevention routine.

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CDC-Recommended Vaccines Available at Giant Eagle Pharmacy

This is not a full list of CDC-recommended vaccines, but rather the vaccines that Giant Eagle is able to administer. For a full list of recommended vaccines, please speak with your Pharmacist, healthcare provider, or visit cdc.gov/vaccines.

VACCINEPENNSYLVANIAOHIOWEST VIRGINIAMARYLANDPRESCRIPTION REQUIRED
Chickenpox (Varicella Series) 18 years+       No
Diptheria + Tetanus (Td) / Diptheria, Tetanus + Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) 18 years+ 18 years+ 18 years+   No
Hepatitis A 18 years+ 18 years+ 18 years+   No
Hepatitis B 18 years+ 18 years+ 18 years+   No
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 18 years+       No
Influenza 18 years+ 14 years+ 18 years+ 9 years+ No
Japanese Encephalitis 18 years+       No
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) 18 years+       No
Meningitis (Meningococcal Conjugate) 18 years+ 18 years+     No
Pneumonia (Pneumococcal Conjugate) 18 years+ 18 years+ 18 years+ 18 years+ MD: Yes; PA, OH, WV: No
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) 50 years+ 50 years+ 50 years+ 50 years+ OH, MD: Yes; PA, WV: No
Typhoid Fever 18 years+       No

Due to state regulations, Giant Eagle is not able to administer vaccines to all ages. Restrictions vary by state. Please see your Pharmacy for details.

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* State regulations and age restrictions vary by location and may restrict the availability of some vaccinations by location or require a prescription. See pharmacy for details.

**The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends a single dose of the shingles (Herpes Zoster) vaccine for adults age 50 and older.