VaccinationsAre you 60 or older?
What vaccines do I need? Click here to see what the recommendations are.
Select stores offer the following vaccinations:
Zostavax (Herpes Zoster Vaccine)
FDA has licensed of Zostavax, a new vaccine that helps to reduce the risk of getting herpes zoster (shingles) in individuals 60 years of age and older. Zostavax is the only US licensed vaccine that reduces the risk of reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, the same one that causes chicken pox, and remains dormant in the body after recovering from this infection.To learn more about Zostavax (Shingles) vaccine please visit the following link:
Preventing Seasonal Flu: Get Vaccinated
The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season. There are two types of flu vaccines:
- The "flu shot"–an inactivated vaccine (containing killed virus) that is given with a needle. The seasonal flu shot is approved for use in people 6 months of age and older, including healthy people, people with chronic medical conditions and pregnant women.
- • The nasal–spray flu vaccine –a vaccine made with live, weakened flu viruses that do not cause the flu (sometimes called LAIV for "Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine"). LAIV is approved for use in healthy* people 2-49 years of age who are not pregnant.
About two weeks after vaccination, antibodies develop that protect against influenza virus infection. Flu vaccines will not protect against flu-like illnesses caused by non-influenza viruses.
The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the three influenza viruses that research suggests will be most common. The 2010-2011 flu vaccine will protect against 2009 H1N1, and two other influenza viruses (an H3N2 virus and an influenza B virus).To learn more about the flu vaccine click on the following link:
Seasonal Flu Vaccine
As flu season approcahes, we will proivde you with site locations and details to get your seasonal flu vaccines.
The CDC recommends influenza vaccination as the first and most important step in protecting against the flu. Because sporadic cases of 2009 H1N1 continue to be detected in the United States and 2009 H1N1 viruses are being reported in other parts of the world, CDC continues to encourage 2009 H1N1 vaccination for anyone who wants to protect themselves against 2009 H1N1. Also, it’s possible that the United States could experience early 2009 H1N1 flu activity next season, before seasonal flu vaccine is available. Getting vaccinated against 2009 H1N1 at this time might be especially important for people who are traveling to areas where 2009 H1N1 is occurring, and/or for people who are at higher risk of flu-related complications, but have not yet gotten a 2009 H1N1 vaccine. This includes young children and people 65 years and older. In addition, certain health conditions increase the risk of being hospitalized from 2009 H1N1, including lung disease, like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, heart, or neurologic disease, and pregnancy.
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More Information on Flu Shots
What is the flu and what are the symptoms? Click here to learn more.
How can I keep from getting the Swine Flu? Learn how to protect yourself by clicking here.
I am pregnant- is it safe to get a Flu shot? Click here for the recommendation.
Is it necessary for every member in my household to get a flu shot? Find the information you need here.