Influenza (Flu) Vaccine
Flu season is here and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highly recommends that everyone gets the flu vaccine this year.
Our pharmacy offers 2 different doses of the vaccine:
Normal dose (4+)
High dose (65+)
FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT is an inactivated vaccine indicated for active immunization for the prevention of influenza disease caused by influenza virus subtypes A and type B contained in the vaccine.
To ensure the safety of our patients and pharmacy employees:
There will be proper social distancing based on CDC guidelines
Our pharmacists will be wearing a face mask and gloves
Patients are required to wear face masks, answer COVID-19 screening questions and receive a temperature check before getting the flu vaccine.
Please call us to schedule a time/date. Walk-ins are always welcome.
Zoster (Shingles) Vaccine
What is Shingles?
According to the CDC, Shingles (Herpes Zoster) " is a painful rash that usually develops on one side of the body, often the face or torso. The rash consists of blisters that typically scab over in 7-10 day and clears up within 2-4 weeks.
The vaccine is given in a 2 dose format. The second dose is typically given 2-6 months after the first dose.
This vaccine helps to prevent pneumococcal disease, which is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. We have two pneumococcal vaccines available:
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine or PCV13
Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine or PPSV23
According to CDC guidelines:
"CDC recommends PCV13 for all children younger than 2 years old and people 2 years or older with certain medical conditions. Adults 65 years or older also can discuss and decide, with their clinician, to get PCV13.
CDC recommends PPSV23 for all adults 65 years or older, people 2 through 64 years old with certain medical conditions, and adults 19 through 64 years old who smoke cigarettes."
TDap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
Tdap vaccine can prevent tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.
Diphtheria and pertussis spread from person to person. Tetanus enters the body through cuts or wounds.
TETANUS (T) causes painful stiffening of the muscles. Tetanus can lead to serious health problems, including being unable to open the mouth, having trouble swallowing and breathing, or death.
DIPHTHERIA (D) can lead to difficulty breathing, heart failure, paralysis, or death.
PERTUSSIS (aP), also known as “whooping cough,” can cause uncontrollable, violent coughing which makes it hard to breathe, eat, or drink. Pertussis can be extremely serious in babies and young children, causing pneumonia, convulsions, brain damage, or death. In teens and adults, it can cause weight loss, loss of bladder control, passing out, and rib fractures from severe coughing.
HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine
HPV (Human papillomavirus) vaccine can prevent infection with some types of human papillomavirus.
HPV infections can cause certain types of cancers including:
cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers in women,
penile cancer in men, and
anal cancers in both men and women.
HPV vaccine prevents infection from the HPV types that cause over 90% of these cancers.
HPV is spread through intimate skin-to-skin or sexual contact. HPV infections are so common that nearly all men and women will get at least one type of HPV at some time in their lives.
Most HPV infections go away by themselves within 2 years. But sometimes HPV infections will last longer and can cause cancers later in life.
If there is a vaccine not listied here, feel free to contact us. We will do our best to accommodate your needs. Special order vaccines usually arrive at our pharmacy next business day.
If you are not sure of which vaccinations you or your child(ren) need(s), we are more than happy to talk with you about your medical history and give you recommendations.
You can also check out the CDC website for more vaccine recommendations by age.