Preventative Care with Immunizations
It's not too late to get your flu shot! It takes a full two weeks for your body to produce the antibodies needed to fight against the influenza virus, so it is important to get vaccinated before the peak of flu season, which generally occurs in January and February. Getting immunized against the flu and other diseases is an easy thing you can do to protect your health and those around you. There are vaccines recommended for people of all ages, and your pharmacist can help you decide which ones would benefit you.
Why Get Vaccinated?
There are many diseases that can be prevented by getting vaccinated. Immunizations help prevent the spread of disease to vulnerable populations, like infants, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. The side effects of a vaccination are generally mild (pain and redness at injection site, headache) and far outweigh the consequences of not getting immunized and contracting the illness or disease itself.
Did you know your pharmacists at Cass Street Pharmacy can administer vaccines?
All of our pharmacists are certified to give vaccines to people as young as 6 years of age. Getting vaccinated at your pharmacy may be less expensive and more convenient than making an appointment with your health care provider. We are able to bill your insurance including Medicare for vaccines received in the pharmacy. Your pharmacist will let your doctor know that you have received a vaccination at the pharmacy, so your health records stay up to date.
Cass Street Pharmacy offers the following vaccines:
• Influenza (Flu)
• Shingles (Herpes zoster)
• Tetanus with pertussis (whooping cough)
• Hepatitis A
• Hepatitis B
• Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Ask one of our pharmacists about getting vaccinated today!