Written by Kimberly Houser, PharmD, RPh
Did you know that the flu virus can begin to circulate as early as October?1 In addition it can take up to two weeks after you receive your flu shot for full protection to develop. The earlier you get vaccinated the better!
The best way to prevent the flu, is to get your flu shot. The Center for Disease Control (CDC), recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months receive their flu vaccine to help prevent illness2. This includes pregnant women and patients with chronic health care conditions like diabetes.
Price Chopper Pharmacies also have the new Quadrivalent flu vaccine. This vaccine provides protection against four strains of flu virus. Traditional flu vaccines provide protection against three strains. Flu vaccinations are covered by many insurance plans, including Medicare.
Price Chopper Pharmacies have many programs to help you and your family save money and live well. Free Diabetes Medication and Supplies, Free Antibiotics, Discounted Medications through RxAdvantEdge, Free Prenatal and Children’s Vitamins, Enhanced Refill System, and Medication Therapy Management services are all available.
Stop by your local Price Chopper Pharmacy to get vaccinated today! Don’t wait!
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) [Internet]. 2013 [cited 2013 July 31]. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2013-2014.htm
- Kroger, A.T., et al., General recommendations on immunization — recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR Recomm Rep, 2011. 60(2): p. 1-64