It’s Time For Flu Shots, Again

Flu Shot

Summers is proud to offer our community flu shots again this year. If you want to stay healthy and comfortable this flu season, we highly recommend getting the yearly vaccination. The flu virus causes upper-respiratory illnesses that can spread when infected people cough, sneeze or even talk. Common symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches and tiredness. Influenza can lead to pneumonia and loss of body fluids, which can be especially harmful to older individuals. But, you can protect yourself from the flu with a shot from Summers Pharmacy.

We are often asked…

Q. Can the flu vaccine give me the flu?

A. The flu vaccine contains a dead virus. A dead virus cannot infect you.

The protection a flu shot can provide is the reason we advocate for them. The CDC recently came out with a report that states that seniors can reduce the risk of hospitalization by simply getting a flu shot. Read more about the August report here: New CDC Study: Influenza Vaccination Reduces Risk of Hospitalization By More Than Half Among Seniors.

Have questions about the efficacy of a flu vaccination? Call 660-885-3034 today or stop by and speak with a pharmacist directly. Protect yourself and your loved ones by getting a vaccination today.