The flu season is fast approaching and individuals with proper vaccination can avoid the miserable days of muscle aches, fever, chills, sweats, coughing and nasal congestion. Unlike the common cold, most people do not know they are infected with the flu virus until it is too late.
The flu season starts around October and can last until May so early vaccination is very important! Those at the greatest risk of developing the flu include: children, pregnant women, elderly and those with weakened immune systems or chronic illnesses. Complications of developing the flu include sinus infections, ear infections, bronchitis and pneumonia that can lead to expensive healthcare costs and even hospitalization. Once vaccinated, you stand a great chance to avoid these expenses and help protect those around you!
Different types of flu vaccines are available!
- Nasal sprays are great for kids who are afraid of needles. High dose products help elderly patients receive the protection they need.
Knowledge is power! Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about the following:
- Previous allergic reaction to the flu vaccine
- All medical conditions
- All drug or food allergies
Feel free to contact us at the pharmacy at (520) 818-2883
For more information about the Flu:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Symptoms and Severity