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COVID-19 booster shots available at local food stores

Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccinations are now available in most Giant and Martin’s in-store pharmacies to those who are currently eligible. No appointment is needed; walk-ins are welcome. To save time, customers can make an appointment online at giantfoodstores.com/pages/tgc-vaccines or martinsfoods.com/pages/tgc-vaccines. Customers must bring a photo ID and prescription insurance card, if available. The booster will be administered at no out-of-pocket cost.

Initial doses of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are available at Giant and Martin’s pharmacies to adults 18 and older. COVID-19 vaccine type may vary by location. Pharmacies offering the Pfizer vaccine can administer to teens ages 12-17. Parental consent is required, and parent/guardian must be on site.

In addition, customers can visit any in-store pharmacy to receive a flu vaccination. Flu and COVID-19 vaccines can be given together.

Pink Ribbon bagels aid breast cancer center

Panera Bread’s Pink Ribbon bagels are back in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this month. Celebrating 20 years of the Pink Ribbon Bagel, Altoona and Johnstown Panera Bread locations will donate a portion of the limited-time bagel sale proceeds to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center throughout the month of October.

Baked fresh daily, the Pink Ribbon Bagel includes cherry flavored chips, sweetened dried cherries and cherry flavored cranberries, topped with vanilla, honey and brown sugar.

This limited-time bagel is available for rapid pick-up, delivery and catering through Oct. 31 at PaneraBread.com or through the mobile app.

Additionally, guests can “round up” at the register to donate to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center.

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