Vaccines

Vaccine

Influenza

  • Getting your annual flu shot is very important! We can administer flu shots to anyone ages 3 and up. We also have the high dose vaccine for those 65 and up. 

  • The CDC estimates that between October 1, 2021 through June 11, 2022, there have been: 

    • 82,000 – 170,000 hospitalizations caused by the flu 

    •  5,000 – 14,000 deaths associated with the flu 

  • Just like with COVID-19, if you are 65 years of age or older, have chronic health conditions, or have a weakened immune system, you have an increased risk of having serious complications from the flu. 

  • You can get your flu shot and a COVID-19 vaccine or booster at the same time. 

  • Be sure to get yours - it's FREE with most insurance plans and no appointment needed at Harbor Town Pharmacy. 

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Tdap

  • The Tdap vaccine protects against Tetanus (T), Diphtheria (D), and Pertussis (aP). 

  • Diphtheria and pertussis spread from person to person. Tetanus enters the body through cuts or wounds.

  • Tetanus can cause muscle spasms and stiffness, difficulty swallowing, fever and sweating, and increased blood pressure and heart rate. It can be fatal in about 10-20% of cases. 

  • Diphtheria can cause a thick coating at the back of the throat, sore throat, fever and chills, trouble swallowing and difficulty breathing. It can cause complications such as heart or kidney failure, nerve damage, and paralysis. 

  • Pertussis, also known as “whooping cough,” can cause many, rapid coughs followed by a "whoop" sound. Pertussis can be extremely serious especially in babies and young children, causing pneumonia, brain damage, and possibly death.

  • Pregnant women should get a dose of Tdap during every pregnancy, preferably during the early part of the third trimester, to help protect the newborn from pertussis.

  • Adolescents 11-12 years old should receive one dose of Tdap and then everyone should get a  booster dose of Td/Tdap every 10 years. If your vaccination status for Tdap is unknown, you should go ahead and receive the vaccine. 

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Pneumococcal

  • Pneumococcal disease is spread from person to person. 

  • Pneumococcal pneumonia is the most common disease caused by pneumococcal bacteria. It can cause fever and chills, cough, and chest pain when you breathe or cough. It can also cause further complications such as respiratory failure and even death. 

  • Pneumococcal bacteria can also cause bacteremia (blood infection) and meningitis. 

  • CDC recommends pneumococcal vaccination for children 2 through 18 years old with certain medical conditions, adults 19-64 years old with certain medical conditions, and all adults 65 years of age and older. 

  • There are currently four different pneumococcal vaccines. Call us today to see which pneumococcal vaccine you need based on your vaccination history, age, and health conditions.