Now more than ever, it’s important to get your flu shot.*
Getting your flu shot is the best way to protect yourself from getting the flu, or lessen the severity of it. Health experts strongly recommend everyone get vaccinated in advance of the fall flu season.
*We can administer flu shots to anyone 3 and up.
The flu can begin as early as October
and continue through as late as May.
With a flu shot, we can reduce the toll on our health care systems this fall.
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
On the date of your appointment, we recommend you wear loose fitting clothing with easy access to your upper arms. Please also wear your mask, as this will be required for your flu shot. Plan to arrive five minutes before your appointment and check in at our pharmacy drop off counter. If you have no copay, we’ll take your right to our designated room, conduct a health screening, administer your shot, and you’ll be all set. Note that for health and safety reasons we will only allow patients and their guardians in our consult rooms.
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.
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.