ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES AND
FIGHT THE FLU
When you get the flu shot, it helps make everyone around you healthier. As flu season looms, let’s all aim for protection for the community.
If you have diabetes, you need to be extra careful during the flu season because the flu virus can cause serious health risks for you.
If you have heart disease you need to take special care with your health during flue season. People with cardiac problems are especially at risk to complications from the flu virus.
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.
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 in Price Chopper, Market 32 and Market Bistro Pharmacies. Ask Pharmacist if your Medicare or Insurance Plans are accepted. Please see Pharmacist for complete details. For more information about influenza and the influenza vaccine, visit www.cdc.gov/flu or www.flu.gov or call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636). 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.