PeopleFirst Pharmacy is staffed with certified immunizing pharmacists. Our pharmacists are easily accessible and are located in the community. This helps make it easy for our customers to be protected from vaccine- preventable diseases. Come on in and find out which vaccine you need.

Do I need an appointment?

No appointment necessary. Just walk in and ask for your shot anytime.

Which vaccines do you provide?

 Flu
 Shingles
 Pneumonia
 Meningitis
 Pneumococcal Disease
 Meningcoccal Disease

 

 

Before you come in:

  • We ask our customers to stay 15-20 minutes after their immunization
  • Wear Loose-Fitting clothing
  • 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 then reappear many years later to cause 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 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 person to person. Medicare covers one pneumococcal vaccination for all Medicare beneficiaries. 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 fluid surrounding the brain and the spinal cord, or the blood. It is spread person to person (e.g. coughing, kissing, sharing utensils). 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