Programs & Events - Flu + Vax Clinics

 
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All employees  (including part time, temporary, substitutes, interns and student teachers) and all  public safety volunteers  (Fire Rescue, Police and Sheriff's) are eligible to receive  flu and Tdap vaccinations with NO OUT OF POCKET COST, even if you are not covered on the County health plan.   

Where do you go?

Onsite clinics - BeWell has partnered with Giant Pharmacy (read below about how Giant helps communities) to offer onsite clinics at 50 + locations throughout Albemarle County and Schools - see schedule below.  All employees and public safety volunteers can go to any of these sites. ​You may wish to print and complete the consent form in advance.

Other options - See below by description.

If you are an adult covered on the County health plan (employees, spouses, dependents and retirees) may also  go to ANY pharmacy to get the vaccinations.  Pharmacy policies on vaccinating children vary by age, so call ahead for minors or check with your child's physician.  All you need to bring is your Anthem card to take advantage of this benefit.
 
If you are an employee not on the County health plan, you need to print  a voucher, then take it to Giant or Martin's Pharmacy in order to take advantage of this benefit.  Note - the voucher will be posted here after October 1, 2019.  Click here for login help.​
 
If you are a public safety volunteer, please see an officer in your organization for your  public safety voucher, then take it to Giant or Martin's Pharmacy  in order to take advantage of this benefit.
  

 

Onsite clinics

The onsite clinics will be offering the following vaccinations (supplies permitting):

Quadrivalent Flucelvax: Recommended yearly for everyone 4 years and older to protect against Influenza. Influenza is highly contagious and causes fever, sore throat, cough, chills, headache and muscle aches. Each year in the U.S. more than 200,000 people are hospitalized and up to 49,000 may die from influenza-related illness. It is important t protect yourself yearly with this vaccine.​ For more information read CDC guidance about seasonal flu vaccinations. 

Fluad: Recommended yearly for anyone age 65 and older to protect against influenza. As you get older, your immune system may weaken. Fluad was designed specifically for adults age 65 and older and provides a strong immune response to help protect against the flu.
 
Shingrix: Recommended for anyone age 50 and older to protect against Shingles. 99% of people over 50 years of age are living with the virus that causes shingles. 1 in 3 people will get shingles in their lifetime. Shingrix is a two dose vaccine given 2 to 6 months apart that is up to 90% effective at preventing Shingles.

Tdap/Td: Recommended for adolescents 11-18 and adults 19 and older to protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Whooping Cough) or Tetanus and Diphtheria. The CDC recommends a booster shot every 10 years.  Boostrix and/or Adacel are available.

MMR: Recommended to protect against Measles, Mumps and Rubella for anyone born after 1957 who has no documented evidence of receiving two doses of MMR. The ​MMR vaccine is manufactured by Merck. 

Schedule

 
October 2019
​Monday​ Tuesday Wednesday Thursday ​Friday
30
Building Services
Monticello HS gym
11:30am-1:30pm​
1​ 2​ 3​ 4​

 

​ 8 ​
Station 15 - Ivy
6:00 - 7:00 am


 
ACSA
8:00 - 10:00 am 
Broadus Wood ES
8:30 - 10:30 am
 
Albemarle HS
12:00 - 4:30 pm  
10
Meriwether Lewis ES
8:30 - 10:30 am
 
Murray ES
12:00 - 2:00 pm 
 

 Rescue 1 - CARS
5:30 - 6:30 pm

​11 

Hollymead ES

10:30 am - 1:30 pm

CATEC
3:00 - 4:00 pm
14 

 

 Station 12 - Hollymead
6:00 - 7:00 am 

15 

Cale ES
8:30 - 10:30 am

Monticello HS
12:00 - 4:30 pm
 
 
16 
Burley MS
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
 
Murray HS, CPCS
2:00 - 4:00 pm
 
Station 6 - Stony Point
6:00 - 7:00 pm
​17 
Rescue 8 - Seminole
 
COB 5th Street
(Room A)
1:00 - 4:00 pm

 

Station 7 - Scottsville
6:30 - 7:30 pm

​18 
 
 
 
Sutherland MS
12:30 - 4:00 pm

 

21  
Rescue 5 - WARS
5:30 - 7:00pm

Station 4 - Earlysville
6:30 - 7:30 pm
 
 
22   
Station 11 - Monticello
6:00 - 7:00 am
 
Transportation
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  

Station 5 - Crozet
6:00 - 7:00 pm  

23  

Crozet ES
8:30 - 10:30 am

Western Albemarle HS
12:00 - 4:30 pm 

ECC/911
6:30 - 7:30 pm

24   

Scottsville ES
9:00 - 11:00 am 

Walton MS
12:30 - 4:00 pm
25  
 
 
Red Hill ES
12:00 - 2:00 pm

 

ACRJ (Muster Room)
5:00 - 7:00 pm 
28 

Baker-Butler ES
8:30 - 10:30 am

 Woodbrook ES
12:00 - 2:30 pm
29  

 Brownsville ES
8:30 - 11:00 am

Henley MS
12:30 - 4:00 pm
30  

  Greer ES
8:30 - 11:00 am

 

Jouett MS
12:30 - 4:00 pm 

31  
 
COB McIntire
(Room 241)
9:30 am - 1:30 pm 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2019
Monday​ ​Tuesday ​Wednesday ​Thursday ​Friday
 

 

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ACRJ
3:30- 7:00 pm  

4    

 

ECC/911
4:30 - 7:30 pm

5  

 

Station 3 - North Garden
6:00 - 7:00 pm 
6  
Agnor-Hurt ES
8:30 - 11:00 am
 
Center 1
12:30 - 2:30 pm

Stone-Robinson ES
8:30 - 10:30 am
 
Stony Point ES
12:00 - 2:00 pm 

8  

 

High Street Courts
11:00 am - 1:00 pm 
 

 

11​

 

 

​12 

Station 15 - Ivy
6:00 - 7:00 pm 

​13 

Station 2 - East Rivanna
6:00 - 7:00 pm 

​14

 


 

​15 

COB 5th Street
(Room A)
7:00 - 11:00am

18

Station 16 - Pantops
7:00 - 8:00 pm

19 20​​
21
COB McIntire
(Room 235)
1:00 - 4:00 pm
22​
 

 


 
 

Giant Food and Giant Pharmacy are committed to being a better neighbor and reaching out in to the communities we serve. Giant's specially trained pharmacists and nutritionists are dedicated to the health of everyone in our region. Through food and medicine, Giant touches the lives of millions of households in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. Giant food and pharmacy sponsors programs and fundraisers to give back to our community every year. 

Pediatric Cancer Research

Giant recently launched their 15th annual fundraising program for pediatric cancer designed to support cancer research initiatives. Giant aims to raise at least $2 million throughout the eight-week program, running from Aug. 16 to Oct. 10 from the sale of $5 coupon books valued at over $30. All funds raised will be donated to Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and The Children’s Cancer Foundation, Inc. to support ongoing cancer research. Since the program’s inception in 2005, Giant Food has raised more than $21.3 million for pediatric cancer research.

Feeding America Food Banks

Giant partners with the five Feeding America Food Banks within our region, which includes the Capital Area Food Bank, Maryland Food Bank, Food Bank of Delaware, Fredericksburg Food Bank and Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Every week, Giant Food donates hundreds of pounds of food. Every November, Giant Food donates 1,000 turkeys to each food bank and at the end of March they donate $1,000 hams to each Food Bank. Giant Pharmacy donates flu vaccine as part of our good neighbor program. Giant also has given monetary donations to each of these food banks. Last year alone, Giant donated over $900,000 to each food bank’s children’s hunger initiatives. Since 2000, Giant Food has donated over $5 million to the Capital Area Food Bank and over $3.5 million to the Maryland Food Bank.

DC Barbecue Battle

For the fourth consecutive year, Giant has been the title sponsor of the annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle, in Washington, D.C. The summer festival benefits the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore and the Capital Area Food Bank. As one of the largest and most popular food and music festivals in the country, the event welcomes over 100,000 fans annually.

Produce RX

Giant is partnering with the local nonprofit, DC Greens, in a program called Produce Rx to give customers better access to healthy food. Through the program, customers who are Medicaid beneficiaries through AmeriHealth Caritas DC and who are currently experiencing a diet-related chronic illness can receive a prescription for fruits and vegetables from their healthcare provider and fill the prescriptions at the Giant pharmacy at 1535 Alabama Avenue SE in Washington D.C. Customers may fill prescriptions during their weekly shopping trips at the in-store Giant pharmacy. When filled each week, a Giant pharmacist will provide the customer with a $20 coupon to be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from the store’s produce department.

Giant Pharmacy Clinical Outreach Program

Giant's specially trained pharmacists and nutritionists believe in increasing access to preventative and maintenance healthcare through on-site immunization clinics, health screenings and educational classes. Giant pharmacy participates in many community events to offer free health screenings and educational material. For colleges and universities, workplaces, churches, senior living centers and more, Giant Pharmacy has a range of immunizations and preventative care solutions for all ages. Contact erin.meerzaman@giantfood.com to bring our trained and licensed Giant pharmacists to your site to create a clinic or program of your choice.

 


Information from the CDC
 
 
 
View the recommended vaccination  schedules for all ages:  CDC vaccines
 

Check out the CDC flu tracking map:

 


Community Immunity:  When a critical portion of a community is immunized against a contagious disease, most members of the community are protected against that disease because there is little opportunity for an outbreak. Even those who are not eligible for certain vaccines—such as infants, pregnant women, or immunocompromised individuals—get some protection because the spread of contagious disease is contained. This is known as "community immunity."