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Vaccines

The selection of vaccines that we offer our patrons are based on seasonal requirements and those mandated for prevention purposes by Centers for disease Control (CDC).

  • Flu vaccine: The flu is a serious illness that can easily be prevented, but can cause a debilitating condition in the affected person and can even cause death in those with medical vulnerabilities.  The flu vaccine is prepared from a variety of strains which changes on a yearly basis, and the CDC recommends a flu vaccine every year since the flu strain is constantly changing.  The flu vaccine is recommended for people with certain medical conditions such as asthma and lung disease, those with life threatening conditions and pregnant mothers.  We offer the vaccine for anyone above the age of 9 and a prescription is not required.
  • Shingles vaccine: The shingles vaccine is recommended by CDC for everyone over the age of 60.  Although it is approved to administer the shingles vaccines “Zostovax” to those between the age of 50 and 59, but it is not recommended by CDC.  Those who have had chicken-pox in their childhood, recover but the virus remains latent in their bodies and can get reactivated later causing shingles. The vaccine prevents this from occurring. A prescription from a doctor is required before the vaccine can be administered.
  • Pneumonia vaccine: Pneumonia is a serious lung infection triggered by a cold or any other lung disease. The vaccine is approved for those aged 50 years and older, and people with an increased risk for pneumonial disease, such as those between the age of 19 and 64 with serious health conditions like HIV/AIDS, lung, heart, liver or kidney disease, and for anyone 65 and older. A prescription is required to receive this vaccine.