What You Need to Know About Immunizations

It’s important that infants, children, and adults are all up-to-date on their vaccines. Getting vaccinated not only helps to protect you from vaccine-preventable diseases, but it also helps protect those around you. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide us with these important reasons to get vaccinated:

Vaccines can save lives. Many diseases can be prevented by vaccines. Illnesses like the flu, pneumonia, meningitis, and shingles can lead to long-term illness, hospitalization, and even death.

You can help reduce the chance of spreading disease. Many vaccine-preventable diseases are contagious, so it’s important that you are vaccinated to not only help protect yourself, but to protect those around you as well. Keep in mind that some people cannot receive certain vaccines because of their age, health conditions, or other factors even though they are still vulnerable to illness. You can help protect them by receiving the vaccines you need.

If you smoke or have chronic health conditions, you are more likely to develop complications from certain vaccine-preventable diseases. Individuals with weakened immune systems or certain health conditions like asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart disease, or lung disease are more likely to develop complications from certain vaccine-preventable illnesses. This can result in hospitalizations, long-term illness, or potentially death.

Getting sick is costly. If you get sick from a vaccine-preventable illness, like the flu, you may have to miss several days of work. If you have children, you may need to hire a babysitter if you are too sick to care for them.

Vaccines can protect you when you travel. If you travel outside of the United States, you may need certain vaccines to help prevent you from diseases that circulate in other countries.

Our Immunization Services

At Walberg Family Pharmacies, our pharmacists know which vaccines are best for you and your family. Stop in the pharmacy today to talk to your pharmacist about which vaccine(s) you may need to help protect you from vaccine-preventable illnesses.

Vaccines We Offer

Flu (Influenza) – Seasonal

Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria)

Tdap (Whooping Cough)

Meningitis (Meningococcal)

Pneumonia (Pneumococcal)

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

Talk to your pharmacist today. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can schedule an appointment with one of our pharmacy team members. Most insurances are accepted. *

 

*Vaccines are subject to availability. State-, age-, and health-related restrictions may apply.

Flu

(Influenza)

Given to prevent infection caused by the Influenza Virus and is recommended for… Available Early Fall


Shingles

(Herpes Zoster)

Given to prevent infection caused by the Varicella Zoster Virus and recommended for. The demand for this vaccination causes supply to be limited, so it is important to call your pharmacy to check for availability.


Pneumonia

(Pneumococcal)

Given to prevent infection caused by Streptococcus Pneumoniae Bacteria and is recommended for….Availability


Td

(Tetanus, Diphtheria)

Given to prevent Tentanus and Diptheria. This vaccination is recommended for… Availability


Given to prevent Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Whooping Cough). This vaccination is recommended for…

Tdap

(Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)


Given to prevent infection from Meningococcal Bacteria and is recommended for…Availability

Meningitis

(Meningococcal)

 

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/features/adultvaccinations/index.html