Get your COVID-19, Flu, Pneumonia, RSV, TDAP, and Shingles vaccines 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 one 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 that 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.
We offer the latest COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine is covered by most insurance plans.
The following vaccines are available:
You may book an appointment at http://www.myturn.ca.gov or walk in.
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, give us a call or visit the Center For Disease Control and Prevention.
Pneumonia is an infection that triggers inflammation in the air sacs of either one or both lungs. These sacs may become filled with fluid or pus, leading to symptoms such as cough-producing phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and breathing difficulties. Various microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi, can be responsible for causing pneumonia.
The severity of pneumonia varies, ranging from mild to potentially life-threatening. Infants, young children, individuals aged 65 and older, and those with underlying health issues or compromised immune systems are particularly at risk of experiencing more severe complications.
Diphtheria and pertussis are transmitted through person-to-person contact, while tetanus enters the body via cuts or wounds.
- TETANUS (T): This results in the painful stiffening of muscles, potentially leading to severe health issues such as the inability to open the mouth, difficulties in swallowing and breathing, or even death.
- DIPHTHERIA (D): This disease can cause challenges in breathing, heart failure, paralysis, or even fatality.
- PERTUSSIS (aP): Also referred to as “whooping cough,” pertussis manifests as uncontrollable and violent coughing episodes, making it difficult to breathe, eat, or drink. Particularly perilous in infants and young children, it can lead to complications like pneumonia, convulsions, brain damage, or mortality. In teenagers and adults, pertussis may result in weight loss, loss of bladder control, fainting, and even rib fractures due to severe coughing.
Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus, commonly known as RSV, is a prevalent respiratory virus typically responsible for mild, cold-like symptoms. While many individuals recover within a week or two, RSV can pose a serious risk. Infants and older adults are more susceptible to developing severe cases of RSV, often requiring hospitalization. For individuals aged 60 and above, there is a vaccine available to provide protection against the more severe consequences of RSV.
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