Be Prepared for Flu Season!

Guest post by Kimberly Houser PharmD, RPh

As summer comes to a close and kids head back to school, it’s time to start thinking about getting your seasonal flu shot. Price Chopper Pharmacists are ready to provide you with this essential immunization again this flu season.

The flu virus most commonly causes mild symptoms which tend to include: fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache, body aches, chills, and fatigue. More importantly, the flu virus is associated with complications that may include hospitalization and even death. Therefore, it is very important to receive your flu vaccine to help prevent illness and the associated complications.

The seasonal flu vaccine is now recommended for anyone over the age of six months. It also provides protection against the H1N1 virus. It takes about 14 days after vaccination before you are protected, so don’t wait!

Stop by your local Price Chopper Pharmacy to receive your flu shot today and prepare yourself for this upcoming season before it is too late! Visit our Price Chopper Website to see which locations have clinics scheduled.

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