At Pointe Pharmacy, we are as committed to helping you avoid getting sick as we are to helping you feel better.
We have certified pharmacists to administer immunizations right in the store, and no appointments are necessary! Some immunizations may be billed to Medicare or your insurance plan.
Influenza (“the flu”) is a contagious disease caused by a virus and can be spread by coughing, sneezing or nasal secretions. Both children and adults can contract influenza at any point during the calendar year, though occurrences are highest from November to May. Getting vaccinated in December, or even later, may still be beneficial to avoid contracting the virus. By getting vaccinated, you can protect yourself from influenza and may also avoid spreading it to others.
Q: Should I get a flu shot?
A: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending a flu shot for individuals age six months and older as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
Q: Will my flu vaccine also protect me against H1N1?
A: Yes! The flu vaccines are also effective for the H1N1 virus.
Q: Are there any side effects to the seasonal flu vaccine?
A: Some minor side effects that could occur are: Soreness, redness or swelling where the shot was administered; fever (low grade); aches or nausea. A complete list of possible side effects is available here.
Q: Should I get a flu shot at a pharmacy?
A: You can feel confident that our certified pharmacists will be available to administer your immunization conveniently and professionally.