Flu Shots & Immunizations

//Flu Shots & Immunizations
Flu Shots & Immunizations 2018-02-20T07:27:42+00:00

Our Commitment is to Your Health

Walk-In Immunizations are available at Gilbert Drugs. No appointment necessary.  Vaccinations available for anyone 13 years of age and older.  Our pharmacists are professionally trained to administer injections and vaccinations conveniently and quickly at our pharmacy.

No-Charge Flu Shots*

* with most insurance

Eligible patients will not pay any copays because most plans cover flu shots as a preventative service.

Early Prevention

is the Key

Stay healthy. Keep your immunizations up-to-date.

Protection

for Our Future

Reduce risk. Don’t Wait to protect yourself and your whole family’s health.

Immunizations Offered at Gilbert Drugs

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Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease that is is caused by the influenza virus, and spreads from person to person through coughing or sneezing. Influenza symptoms include fever, sore throat, chills, fatigue, cough, headache and muscle aches. Although other illnesses have the same symptoms and are often mistaken for influenza, only the influenza virus can cause influenza. Influenza kills about 36,000 people each year in the United States, most of them elderly, young children, and people with certain health conditions.

* Recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older to get a flu vaccine each year.

Pertussis is a highly contagious bacterial disease that spreads from person to person through coughing or sneezing. The main symptom is severe coughing spells, which can lead to difficulty breathing, vomiting, and disturbed sleep. In addition, it can lead to weight loss, incontinence, rib fractures and passing out from violent coughing, pneumonia, and even hospitalizations from complications. Pertussis can be dangerous and life-threatening to infants and adolescents.

* Recommended for adolescents 11 through 18 years to get one booster dose of Tdap, and for adults to get a booster dose of Td every 10 years.

Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria (“pneumococcus”). It can sptread from person to person through coughing, sneezing, and close contact with an infected person. Infection can result in pneumonia (infection of the lungs), ear infections, sinus infections, meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), and bacteremia (blood stream infection). Symptoms of pneumococcal disease depend on the part of the body that is infected. Such symptoms include fever and chills, cough, difficulty breathing, chest pain, stiff neck, confusion and disorientation, sensitivity to light, and ear infections.

* PV13 recommended for children up through 5 years of age, and PPSV23 recommended for adults 65 years and older.

Shingles (“herpes zoster”) is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. Anyone who has recovered from chickenpox may develop shingles; even children can get shingles. The virus is spread from person to person through direct contact with fluid from the rash blisters caused by shingles. Shingles is a painful skin rash that forms blisters on one side of the face or body. The rash usually appears on one side of the face or body and can last two to four weeks. Symptoms can include pain, itching, tingling, loss of vision, fever, headache, chills, and upset stomach

* Recommended for elderly aged 60 years and older to get one dose of shingles vaccine.

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