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 Immunizations

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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.

 

Flu- Seasonal

(Influenza)

The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months and older.

At the pharmacy, we can administer the flu vaccine to those 9 years of age and older.


Pneumonia

(Pneumococcal)

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can cause mild to severe illness in people of all ages.

At the pharmacy, we can administer pneumonia vaccines to those 19 years of age and older, when indicated.


Td

(Tetanus, Diphtheria)

Tetanus is a bacterial infection that is sometimes called “lockjaw”. The most common symptom of tetanus is painful tightening of the muscles.

At the pharmacy, we can administer the tetanus booster vaccine to those 18 years of age and older.


Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious disease that spreads easily through the air when an infected person sneezes or coughs. Infants are typically infected by parents, siblings, caregivers, or other family members who may not even know that they have the disease. If you are expecting or have an infant, it is important that you and your family members get vaccinated.

At the pharmacy, we can administer the Tdap vaccine to those 18 years of age and older.

Tdap

(Pertussis or “Whooping Cough”)


Bacterial meningitis is a serious illness that can be deadly. Most people recover from meningitis, but it can result in life-long complications including brain damage, hearing loss, and learning disabilities.

At the pharmacy, we can administer the meningitis vaccine to those 18 years of age and older.

Meningitis

(Meningococcal)


Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Only someone who had chickenpox, or who was vaccinated for chickenpox, can get shingles. The virus can remain in your body for many years without causing any symptoms. Shingles is a painful skin rash that can last for up to 4 weeks.

At the pharmacy, we can administer the shingles vaccine to those 50 years of age and older.

Call your pharmacy to see if the vaccine is currently available.

Shingles

(Herpes Zoster)

 

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



 

CDC Recommendations

 





The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide us with these important reasons to get vaccinated.

 
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Vaccines can help to 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.

 

Prevent spreading of disease.

Many vaccine-preventable diseases are contagious, so it’s important that you are vaccinated to help protect yourself and those around as well.

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.

 

Vital to those with increased risk.

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.

 

Save money- 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.

 

Protection while traveling.

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

 

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

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention online for more information.