2020-2021

Vaccinations

Fisherville Pharmacy offers a variety of vaccinations to our customers who are 18 years or older. Due to COVID-19 we will be altering our vaccination procedures to follow CDC guidelines and protect both our pharmacists and customers. If you are interested in receiving a vaccine at our pharmacy please follow the procedures outlined below and pre-register by clicking the appropriate vaccination registration questionnaire. 

Fisherville Pharmacy's Vaccination Procedures:

Fisherville Pharmacy is Currently out of the 65+ Flu Shot!

More to Come End of October 2020!

Call or email Mackenzie at mackenzie@fisehrvillerx.com to be added to our reservation list.

To ensure everyone's safety Fisherville Pharmacy will be asking that customers pre-register for their vaccines this year. This allows the pharmacy to have all the paperwork required for vaccinations to be taken care of ahead of arrival. We kindly ask that you allow Fisherville Pharmacy an hour to complete paperwork after submitting it online. We will call you once everything is all set. Patients will be asked to wear a mask and short sleeve shirt when coming to the pharmacy for their shot. If possible please try and arrive between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm on weekdays. 

Vaccinations Available

  • Influenza for 65+ & Standard Influenza Vaccine- You need a dose every fall (or winter) for your protection and for the protection of others around you.
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine- There are two pneumococcal vaccines available depending on your age group and medical conditions, Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 23.
  • Tdap Vaccine- If you have not received a dose of Tdap during your lifetime, you need to get a Tdap shot now (adult whooping cough vaccine), especially if you have exposure to babies. After that, you need a Td booster dose every 10 years. Consult your healthcare provider if you haven’t had at least 3 tetanus and diphtheria toxoid-containing shots sometime in your life or if you have a deep or dirty wound.
  • Zoster Vaccine (Shingrix)- This vaccine is a 2-dose vaccine series. If you have already received the Zostavax it is highly recommended you receive the new formulation of the shingles vaccine known as Shingrix.

2020-2021 Flu Vaccination Questions

Information below is from the CDC

  • Does the flu shot increase your risk of getting COVID-19?
    There is no evidence that getting a flu vaccine increases the risk of getting COVID-19. There are many benefits from flu vaccination and preventing flu is always important, but in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more important to do everything possible to reduce illnesses and preserve scarce health care resources.
  • Does the flu shot protect someone from COVID?
    Getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, however flu vaccination has many other important benefits:
     Flu vaccination can keep you from getting sick with flu.
     Flu vaccination can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization for children, working age adults, and older adults.
     Flu vaccination is an important preventive tool for people with chronic health conditions.
     Flu vaccination helps protect women during and after pregnancy.
     Flu vaccine can be life-saving in children.
     Flu vaccination has been shown in several studies to reduce severity of illness in people who get vaccinated but still get sick.
     Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, including those who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness, like babies and young children, older people, and people with certain chronic health conditions.

    In addition, flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death. Getting a flu vaccine this fall will be more important than ever, not only to reduce your risk from flu but also to help conserve potentially scarce health care resources.
  • Why do I need a flu vaccine every year?
    A flu vaccine is needed every season for two reasons. First, a person’s immune protection from vaccination declines over time, so an annual vaccine is needed for optimal protection. Second, because flu viruses are constantly changing, flu vaccines may be updated from one season to the next to protect against the viruses that research suggests may be most common during the upcoming flu season. For the best protection, everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated annually.
  • When should I get vaccinated?
    You should get a flu vaccine before flu viruses begins spreading in your community, since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against flu. Make plans to get vaccinated early in fall, before flu season begins. CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October. Getting vaccinated later, however, can still be beneficial and vaccination should continue to be offered throughout the flu season, even into January or later. Getting vaccinated early (for example, in July or August) is likely to be associated with reduced protection against flu infection later in the flu season, particularly among older adults.
  • How do flu vaccines work?
    Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are used to make the vaccine. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. Most flu vaccines in the United States protect against four different flu viruses (“quadrivalent”); an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and two influenza B viruses. There are also some flu vaccines that protect against three different flu viruses (“trivalent”); an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and one influenza B virus. Two of the trivalent vaccines are designed specifically for people 65 and older to create a stronger immune response.
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