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With cold and flu season upon us once again, Giant Eagle is making it easier for folks to receive an annual flu shot by offering both traditional and needle-free injection options.
Unlike traditional needle injection, the needle-free shot works on a spring power that allows a direct pressurized stream of liquid medication to penetrate the skin in less than one third of a second.
Those who struggle with needle anxiety can talk to a Giant Eagle pharmacist for more information about the needle-free injection option offered by the Pennsylvania-based retailer. Walks-ins and appointments are accepted.
To watch a video of the new needle-free technology, visit www.gianteagle.com/needle-free.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends receiving a yearly flu vaccination as the best method of prevention against this illness. While there are many different flu viruses, the 2011-12 vaccine is designed to protect against three main flu strains that research indicates are likely to cause the most illness: H3N2, influenza B and H1N1.
Giant Eagle will offer flu vaccinations ($25) and pneumonia shots ($60) administered by Giant Eagle pharmacists to those 18 years of age and older. All vaccinations are available on a walk-in basis. For more information, visit www.gianteagle.com/pharmacy/immunization.