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SUPERVALU Pharmacies Offer Whooping Cough “Tdap” Immunization

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 24, 2012-- As part of its commitment to provide customers with simple, convenient and affordable health and wellness solutions and with the recent outbreaks of Pertussis (whooping cough) throughout the country, SUPERVALU® Pharmacies are offering the Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine booster at a majority of its nearly 800 pharmacies.

SUPERVALU Pharmacies operate in 25 states under 10 retail brands, including Acme Sav-on Pharmacy, Albertsons Sav-on Pharmacy, Albertsons Osco Pharmacy, Cub Pharmacy, Farm Fresh Pharmacy, Jewel-Osco Pharmacy, Shaw’s Osco Pharmacy, Shop ‘n Save Pharmacy, Shop ‘n Save Osco Pharmacy and Shoppers Pharmacy. Shots will not be administered at Save-A-Lot or Hornbacher’s.

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a contagious disease that causes violent coughing fits making it hard to breathe. It spreads easily when someone with the disease coughs or sneezes. While many are immunized as children, the effects of the vaccine wear off within 5-10 years of vaccination.

“We have seen a tremendous increase in the number of cases of whooping cough throughout the country,” said Chris Dimos, president of SUPERVALU Pharmacies. “It is strongly recommended from many state Department of Health agencies that all teenagers and adults who have not had the Tdap vaccine, get immunized to prevent the spread of this very contagious disease.”

It is recommended that all individuals aged 11 and older receive the vaccination. The minimum age required to receive the vaccine from a pharmacist varies by state, so please check with your local SUPERVALU pharmacist to see what age limit is in place in your state. Specially trained and certified pharmacists are currently available to administer the Tdap vaccine. With an ample supply, the vaccine is priced at $54.99 per immunization, and a majority of prescription insurances are accepted. No appointment or prescription is needed. SUPERVALU pharmacies are open seven days a week for your convenience.

For more details regarding the Tdap immunization and pharmacy hours of operation or to make an appointment, customers can call (800) 783-0458 or visit their nearby pharmacy.


SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest companies in the U.S. grocery channel with annual sales of approximately $35 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of approximately 4,400 stores composed of 1,101 traditional retail stores, including 798 in-store pharmacies; 1,336 hard discount stores, of which 939 are operated by licensee owners; and 1,950 independent stores serviced primarily by the Company's food distribution business. SUPERVALU has approximately 130,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit


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