When it comes to your back-to-school checklist, don’t forget about your child’s vaccinations. Stop by any one of our neighborhood pharmacies and take care of your family’s immunizations quickly. We make it as convenient for you as possible, but take the time to ensure each and every one of our patients receives gentle, friendly care.
Hepatitis B is a liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis B
virus. Severity can vary from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness.
These 3 diseases are all caused by bacteria. Both diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) are spread from person to person. Tetanus enters the body through cuts, scratches, or wounds.
Polio is an infection caused by a virus that affects the entire body, including muscles and nerves. It can infect a person of any age, but children five and under are especially vulnerable and make up roughly 50% of polio victims.
These are viruses that can lead to rashes, fever, pain and sometimes seizures. They can spread from person to person through the air. You can easily catch them by being around someone who is already infected.
Varicella, commonly known as chicken pox, is most common amongst children and is a highly contagious disease. After a chicken pox infection, the virus hides in nerve cells and can come back years later and cause a disease called shingles.
Although it’s not required by the Washington State Department of Health, the flu vaccine is recommended annually. The flu can cause children to miss about 38 million school days each year.
You’re welcome to call your local pharmacist and make a vaccination appointment ahead of time. Or, simply arrive in-store when it’s convenient for you. Either way, we’ll make sure you’re quickly cared for.
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.
Not sure if your child is due for his or her next immunization? Through our MyIR Portal, you can look up your family’s official state record of all their past immunizations administered by your doctors, pharmacists and other health care professionals.
Once you’ve signed in, you can print out an official certificate of your immunization history and choose to receive notifications when your family is due for their next vaccine. Or if you’d prefer, your pharmacist can do this for you instead.