Medication Management – Our knowledgeable pharmacists will meet with you to comprehensively review and discuss your medications. We will educate you on the best practices for taking and monitoring your medications. We can help you understand the uses, side effects and possible risks of your prescriptions.
We will also help you determine if lower cost alternatives exist. We can advise you on which over-the-counter medications should be avoided in combination with your prescriptions.
Some insurance plans especially Medicare Part D plans pay for medication management as a benefit. Ask our pharmacists for more information on our Medication Management program.
Flu Immunizations – During flu season, we offer flu vaccines in our pharmacy to anyone 14 years or older. You can conveniently schedule an appointment or simply walk-in and we will try to serve you as quickly as possible. The pharmacist will administer your influenza vaccine, so you can be out the door and protected from the flu in no time at all!
The flu is a contagious disease, caused by the influenza virus. It can cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to hospitalization or even death. Some people, such as infants, the elderly, and those with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications.
The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year. According to the CDC, flu shots lessen the chance of getting the flu by at least 70 percent.
The flu shot (also called inactivated influenza vaccine) cannot give you the flu. It is comprised of killed viruses. Most people do not experience any side effects from the flu shot. When side effects occur, they are usually mild.
Shingles Immunizations – We offer the Herpes Zoster immunization, more commonly known as the shingles vaccine. The shingles vaccine requires a prescription from your doctor. Please ask the pharmacist for information and assistance.
Shingles is a painful localized skin rash often with blisters that is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you’ve had chickenpox, the virus can enter your nervous system and lie hidden for years. Eventually, it may reactivate and travel along nerve pathways to your skin – producing shingles.
About one in three people in America will develop shingles during their lifetime. It is most common in adults 50 years of age and older and in people with a weakened immune system.
The only way to reduce the risk of developing shingles and the long-term pain that can follow is to get vaccinated. According to the CDC, a single dose of the shingles vaccine is recommended for adults 60 years of age and older.
Medicare Part D plans provide coverage for the shingles vaccine and its administration. Other insurance plans may have a similar benefit. Call our pharmacy to inquire about your plan. We will work with you to help determine your cost.
Pneumococcal disease is caused by a common bacterium, the pneumococcus, which can attack different parts of the body. When bacteria invade the lungs, it causes the most common form of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia.
Anyone can get pneumococcal disease, but some groups are at particularly high risk. The vaccine is recommended for everyone with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, chronic lung (except asthma), heart, kidney or liver disease, or alcoholism. Also people with weakened immune systems and residents of chronic care facilities should be vaccinated.