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Influenza, also known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness that is caused by the influenza virus. Those who are infected with the virus may experience a fever, cough, muscle or body aches, and a sore throat. The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot. Our pharmacists make it their priority to ensure our flu shots are fast, easy and convenient. Choose to make an appointment, walk-in at your convenience, or let us come to you via our on-site flu clinic.

FLU FACTS

SEASONAL FLU ACTIVITY

The flu can begin as early as October
and continue through as late as May.

 

FLU SHOT CAN HELP ALL

It’s not just you who benefits from a flu
shot. It’s your family, friends and
co-workers as well.

 

FLU VIRUS LIFESPAN

Flu viruses live up to 48 hours on hard,
non-porous surfaces such as stainless steel
and up to 12 hours on cloth and tissues.

 

The CDC recommends annual flu shots for
everyone six months of age and older.

Bartell’s pharmacists can immunize children 3 years of age and older.

ABOUT YOUR VISIT

Make an appointment to get your flu shot by calling your pharmacist or using our online appointment scheduler. Or if you prefer, walk-in when it’s convenient for you. Either way, we’ll make sure you’re quickly cared for and on your way.

Once you’ve arrive in-store, check in at the pharmacy counter. We’ll have some brief paperwork for you to fill out, including information about your insurance, before meeting with our pharmacist. The vaccination itself only takes about five minutes.

For an even faster appointment, fill out our flu form online now before your visit.

Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.
- The Center for Disease Control (CDC)

On-site flu clinic

Let us come to you. Our on-site flu clinic is a great way to plan ahead to keep your workforce prepared and protected from the flu. Trained and experienced Bartell pharmacists will administer flu shots at your location for groups of 25 or more. This service is FREE, and we can directly bill your insurance provider for the cost of the flu shot. We’re now accepting reservations for our 2018 on-site flu clinics, which take place beginning September 1. For more information, email us flu@bartelldrugs.com

DID YOU KNOW?

Children under 5 years of age, adults 65 years and older, pregnant women, and people with certain chronic medical conditions may be at higher risk of developing pneumonia or serious complications from the flu.

Non-Flu Vaccinations

Did you know? Your Bartell pharmacist is certified to administer all the necessary vaccinations for you and your family. We’re also happy to answer any of your questions, or address concerns. Simply give us a call or stop on by the pharmacy counter when you’re next in store.

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