Get your Flu & Shingles vaccinations at Arianna Medical Pharmacy, it only takes a few minutes!
If you’ve ever had chickenpox, you could get Shingles now.
The same virus that causes chickenpox stays in your body and can later resurface as Shingles — a painful, blistering rash. The main symptom is pain which can be quite severe. Other symptoms of shingles can include fever, headache, chills, and upset stomach. Very rarely, a shingles infection can lead to pneumonia, hearing problems, blindness, brain inflammation, or death. For about 1 person in 5 severe pain can continue even long after the rash clears up.
Shingles is far more common in people 50 years of age and older. It is also more common in people whose immune systems are weakened. At least 1 million people a year in the United States get shingles.
ZOSTAVAX vaccine helps prevent Shingles in adults 50 years of age or older.
ZOSTAVAX works by helping your immune system protect you from Shingles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends appropriate adults 60 years of age and older be vaccinated to help prevent Shingles.
ZOSTAVAX is given as a single shot. ZOSTAVAX cannot be used to treat Shingles or the nerve pain that may follow Shingles once you have it.
At Arianna Medical Pharmacy we make it easy for you to get the ZOSTAVAX vaccine.
The best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year.
Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine.
For more information on Flu vaccines, visit the Center For Disease Control and Prevention.
To get your vaccination:
- No prescription is required
- Walk-in or by-appointment vaccinations are available
- Medicare & many insurance plans cover the cost of vaccination
Please call us at 818.957.9200 or set up an appointment online.
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