HELP YOUR FAMILY
FIGHT THE FLU
GET VACCINATED. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY. Annual flu vaccinations are recommended for those 9+ and expected to be available in all of our pharmacies in August.
Our pharmacies carry the following flu vaccinations:
Standard Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine
Recommended for those 9+. Thimerosal free flu vaccinations for pregnant women are available.
Fluzone High Dose
Preferred for adults 65+. Shown to be 24% more effective in preventing flu in adults 65 years of age and older, compared to the standard dose vaccine.
Preferred for adults 50+. Has been shown to provide 30% better protection against flu in patients 50-64.
- – If you are pregnant, over 50 with a chronic health care condition, or over 65 it is especially important for you to receive you flu vaccination.
- – There is no evidence that the flu vaccine can prevent or treat COVID-19. We recommend that most adults get vaccinated to help prevent the flu and keep them healthy throughout flu season.
- – The flu virus is contagious. If you choose to get vaccinated, you are helping reduce the risk of getting the flu and spreading it to others.- Being sick with the flu can be especially severe or evenly deadly. Those with higher risk of severe flu or related complications are those that are 65+ and those with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or asthma.- Infants less than six months of age can’t receive their flu shot so it’s especially important to vaccinate those around them to reduce the risk of transmission.
Do I need a flu shot every year?
Yes, the CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older receive a flu shot every year. People in high risk groups are particularly sensitive to severe illness, hospitalizations, and even death from influenza so it is very important that we all get vaccinated.
Will I get the flu from the flu shot?
No. The vaccine is created from inactive or dead viruses that won’t give you the flu.
Can I get the flu even though I got a flu shot?
Yes. The ability of the flu vaccine to protect a person depends on the age and health status of the person getting vaccinated, and the similarity or “match” between the virus strains in the vaccine and those circulating in the community.
What are common side effects from the flu shot?
You can expect soreness, redness, and/or swelling from the shot, headache, fever, nausea, and muscle aches. These symptoms should be mild and go away in 1-2 days.
For your safety, we will be screening you for
COVID-19 symptoms prior to your vaccination.
Thank you for helping us keep you, our team and our community safe.
Pharmacists are authorized to administer vaccinations to those 9+. Additional restrictions may vary. Check with your pharmacist for additional details and recommendations. Price Chopper complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
If you choose to get vaccinated, you should know you’re helping reduce the risk of getting the flu and spreading it to others.
Chronic health conditions, like asthma, diabetes, and heart disease, get worse with the flu. Type 1 and 2 diabetes put people at high risk for complications of the flu. The flu vaccine has a long, established safety record. Approximately 49 percent of the US population chose to get a flu vaccine during the 2018-2019 flu season, and this prevented an estimated:
Approximately 49 percent of the US population chose to get a flu vaccine during the 2018-2019 flu season, and this prevented an estimated:
... 4.4 million flu illnesses, more than the population Los Angles.
... 58,000 flu hospitalizations, about the number of students at Ohio State University.
... 3,500 flu deaths, equivalent to saving about 10 lives per day over the course of a year.
When you don’t get vaccinated, you put yourself at risk of getting the flu and risk spreading the disease to those around you.
Start Planning Now - Get Your Flu Shot
The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older receive a flu shot every year. People in high risk groups are particularly sensitive to severe illness, hospitalizations, and even death from influenza so it is very important that we all get vaccinated.
Flu shots are covered by most insurance plans with NO copay. Walk-ins are welcome with no appointment needed. We also carry a wide range of flu remedies and are happy to help you choose what’s best for you.
Must be at least 9 years of age to receive flu vaccine in MA, NY and PA, and at least 18 years of age to receive flu vaccine in CT, NH and VT Pharmacies. Stop by the Pharmacy for further details.