Whether it's seasonal or routine, Kinsey's now offers immunization options for your healthcare needs. Our full time pharmacist is certified in immunization administration and can provide you with vaccines that are commonly recommended for certain viral and bacterial infections such as:
lnfluenza (flu): lnfluenza is a contagious disease caused by the influenza virus and can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or nasal secretions. Anyone can get influenza, but rates of infection are highest among children. Also, children, pregnant women, people 65 years of age or older, and those with high risk health conditions can become much sicker. By getting the flu vaccine you can protect yourself from influenza and avoid spreading it to others. Kinsey's Pharmacy has the flu vaccine available for patients 9 years of age and older.
Shingles (Herpes Zoster): Shingles is caused by the Varicella Zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes Chickenpox. lt appears as a painful skin rash often with blisters. Shingles is far more common in people over 50 years of age or older than in younger people. lt is also more common in those with a weakened immune system. A single dose of shingles vaccine is recommended for adults 60 years of age or older. lt is NOT recommended for those with certain allergies, or those with a weakened immune system due to cancer treatment (radiation or chemotherapy), prolonged treatment with drugs such as steroids, or those with AIDS or other immune suppressing diseases. A prescription is required for patients 50-59 years of age but is not necessary for those 50 years of age or older.
Pneumococcal Polysocchoride (Pneumonia): Streptococcus pneumonia is the leading cause of vaccine-preventable illness and death in the United States. Anyone can contract it, but some are at greater risk, including people 65 and older, the very young, people with certain health problems, smokers and those with a weakened immune system. lt is recommended that anyone with long term health problems be vaccinated, especially those with asthma, cancer, and HlV, or those who have had organ transptants or have a history of smoking.
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