News Release
 July 6, 2021
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

Williamsville, N.Y. –Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont, is pleased to announce that during this year’s 38th Annual Taste of Buffalo, Tops will not only be returning as a food vendor and presenting sponsor, but will also be offering FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Every year right behind the main Tops tent, located at the heart of the action at Delaware and Niagara Square under the big red and white tent, Tops also hosts Tops Pharmacy tents. Here is where you’ll be able to walk right up and receive a Jansen COVID-19 vaccine (J&J) on the spot. This one shot vaccination will be administered by a licensed Tops Pharmacist in a safe, clean, and hygienic environment. These clinics will be offered both Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11 from 11 am- 4 pm and are available to those ages 18 years of age and older. “We’re excited to be able to offer this free and convenient clinic to those attending the region’s largest two-day food festival,” said director of Pharmacy, Matt Hamed. “To date we’re proud to have administered over 42,000 vaccines and are hoping that by making this so convenient for individuals and families that they take advantage of this unique opportunity.” Those wishing to be vaccinated at the Tops Pharmacy tent at the Taste of Buffalo should bring with them: 1. Proper photo ID that includes your date of birth 2. Health insurance card 3. List of your allergies 4. Your primary doctor’s name and phone number 5. If you have Medicare, please be sure to bring your card

Tops pharmacy staff will also be on hand with information about flu clinics and the wide range of Tops Pharmacy products and services including NYS DMV vision test, $3.99+ Generics program, and at home OTC COVID-19 tests by Quidel.


About Tops Friendly Markets

Tops Markets, LLC is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 157 full-service supermarkets with five additional franchise stores and is the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York. As a leading grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont, and with the support of 15,000 associates, our core mission is to help our communities flourish. We support programs that seek to eradicate hunger and disease; promote the education of our youth; and to ensure we reduce environmental waste and energy consumption while providing our customers with sustainably sourced, high quality products. For more information, visit


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