It’s more important than ever to stay current on your vaccinations.
Amidst our current pandemic, we can work to keep our hospitals clear of patients with vaccine-preventable diseases like pneumonia, whooping cough, measles and even the flu. Our Bartell pharmacists are certified to administer all the necessary immunizations for you and your family. Our commitment to quick, gentle, and friendly care will have you in and out in no time. Call to make an appointment today!
Did You Know?
The Flu causes U.S. employees to miss approximately 17 million workdays due to flu, at an estimated $7 billion dollars a year in sick days and lost productivity.
Don’t slow down for Shingles. The new and improved Shingrix vaccine is more than 90% effective at preventing shingles, and reduces the likelihood of a painful complication called postherpetic neuralgia. This vaccine is now available at all locations.
Tetanus is caused by bacteria that enter the body during an injury or anytime the skin is broken and cannot spread from person to person. is a disease that usually starts out with “lockjaw.” It may progress to more serious symptoms, including seizures and death. Diphtheria starts out like the flu, but can become a severe and even fatal respiratory condition. Pertussis, also known as “Whooping Cough” is characterized by severe coughing and sometimes vomiting, Pertussis is caused by bacteria and be especially dangerous for young children
Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) are serious diseases that spread from person to person through the air. The CDC recommends for children to get two doses of MMR vaccine and for teens and adults to be up to date on their MMR vaccination. MMR vaccination is especially important for healthcare professionals, international travelers, and other specific groups.
Pneumococcal pneumonia is an acute respiratory infection that affects the lungs and can happen to anyone. Although it may resemble a serious cold or flu, it is its own unique illness. Pneumonia can be spread by close contact through sneezing, coughing, or direct contact with the bacteria on any inanimate objects such as door knobs, keyboards, phones, etc. The symptoms can appear quickly and may include chest pain with breathing or coughing, high fever, chills, excessive sweating, fatigue, and/or a cough with phlegm that persists and/or gets worse.
Meningitis is a condition in which a virus or bacteria causes the tissue around the brain and spinal cord get inflamed, which can be very painful and cause seizures. The most common symptoms are fever, neck stiffness, and headache. Meningitis is spread by coughing, sneezing, and kissing. A serious infection can lead to brain damage.
This is a disease that is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Sometimes, when a person gets chickenpox, the virus will “hide” inside nerves long after the person’s chickenpox sores have healed, and it will reappear later as shingles. Only people who have had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine can get it. Shingles starts out as a painful rash in one part of the body, and it can cause problems such as nerve pain that can last for years. It cannot spread from person to person, but if someone has a shingles infection, they can spread chickenpox to someone who has never had chickenpox before.
Hepatitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the liver and can present symptoms such as fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and yellow eyes or skin. The hepatitis A virus can be spread by contaminated food or contact with an infected person. There is no specific treatment for hepatitis A, and some people need to be hospitalized. Hepatitis B virus is spread by contact with infected bodily fluids and can eventually cause liver damage, liver cancer, or death.
Gardasil® HPV vaccine can help prevent four types of HPV infection, including the two that most commonly cause cervical cancer in females. The series of three shots is recommended – and most effective – for females between 9 and 12 years of age, before they become sexually active. However, it can also be effective for women up to age 26 who have been sexually active.
Flublok is the first and only purely-made high antigen flu vaccine, which is genetically modified without the use of eggs, the infectious influenza virus, latex, or preservatives. Flublok is the only high antigen flu vaccine that is indicated for all adults 18 years and older and has been proven to be 43% more effective at preventing the flu in patients 50 years and older compared to active comparators. To receive the Flublok vaccination, contact your Bartell Drugs pharmacist. Use our online appointment scheduler to make an appointment or simply walk in to your nearest Bartell Drugs.
Chicken Pox is a common childhood disease. It causes rashes, itching, fever, and can lead to severe skin infections and scars. The Washington State Department of Health now requires all students, kindergarten through high school, to have two doses of the varicella vaccine.
Manage you and your family’s immunization history using the Bartell Drugs MyIR portal. Here you’ll find all your 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 you’re due for your next immunization.