PeopleFirst Pharmacy is staffed with friendly Certified Immunizing Pharmacists who make it easy for our customers to protect themselves and their loved ones from vaccine-preventable diseases! Come on in to find out more information about the immunizations we offer and the diseases they prevent!

Which vaccines do you provide?

 Flu
 Shingles
 Pneumonia
 Meningitis
 Pneumococcal Disease
 Meningcoccal Disease

Do I need an appointment?

Vaccines are available with no appointment necessary. Just walk in and ask for your shot at any time during pharmacy hours!

 

 

Before you come in, please:

  • Plan on staying for 15-20 minutes after your immunization
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing
  • Remember to bring your insurance or Medicare card

INFLUENZA (FLU)

Influenza is a contagious virus that spreads from person to person through coughing or sneezing. Symptoms include fever, sore throat, chills, fatigue, cough, headache and muscle aches. Each year, on average, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized and 36,000 people die from flu-related complications. The best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated each year during the fall season. Because flu viruses change from year to year, it is important to get a flu shot each year. Medicare pays for the flu vaccine.

SHINGLES (HERPES ZOSTER)
Shingles is caused by the Varicella Zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. Only someone who had chickenpox, or was vaccinated for chickenpox, can get shingles. The virus can stay in your body without causing symptoms and reappear many years later in the form of shingles. Shingles is a painful skin rash, often with blisters. It is also called Herpes Zoster. The rash usually appears on one side of the face or body and can last 2-4 weeks. The main symptom is pain, which can be quite severe. Other symptoms can include fever, headache, chills and upset stomach. Shingles is far more common in people aged 50 and older than in younger people. At least 1 million people a year in the United States get shingles.

PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASE
Pneumococcal disease is a serious bacterial infection that kills more people in the United States each year than all other vaccine-preventable diseases combined. Pneumococcal disease can lead to serious infections of the lungs (pneumonia), the blood (bacteremia), and the covering of the brain (meningitis). It is spread from person to person. Medicare covers one pneumococcal vaccination for each Medicare beneficiary. One vaccine at age 65 generally provides coverage for a lifetime, but, for some high-risk persons, a booster vaccine is needed. Medicare will also cover a booster vaccine for high-risk persons if 5 years have passed since their last vaccination

MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE
Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial infection of the blood or of the fluid surrounding the brain and the spinal cord. It is spread from person to person via coughing, kissing, sharing utensils, etc. The most common symptoms are high fever, chills, lethargy and a rash. A headache, stiff neck and seizures may be seen with meningitis. In overwhelming infections, shock, coma or even death may occur within several hours. Meningococcal disease affects about 2,000 to 3,000 people each year.

References:

www.cdc.gov

www.immunize.org