Note: City Drug only offers immunizations to people 7 years of age and older.
Flu Vaccine – Guideline: Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season with rare exceptions. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at higher risk of serious complications from influenza.
Shingles Vaccine – Guideline: CDC recommends that healthy adults 50 years and older get two doses of the shingles vaccine called Shingrix (recombinant zoster vaccine), separated by 2 to 6 months, to prevent shingles and the complications from the disease. Your doctor or pharmacist can give you Shingrix as a shot in your upper arm.
Pneumonia Vaccine – Guideline: CDC recommends the pneumonia vaccine after the age of 65. Special considerations are made for high-risk individuals. Ask the pharmacist which vaccine is right for you.
Tdap Vaccine – Guideline: Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. Tdap is only for children 7 years and older, adolescents, and adults. It is a school requirement.
Adolescents should receive a single dose of Tdap, preferably at age 11 or 12 years.
Pregnant people 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. Infants are most at risk for severe, life-threatening complications from pertussis.
Adults who have never received Tdap should get a dose of Tdap.
Also, adults should receive a booster dose of either Tdap or Td (a different vaccine that protects against tetanus and diphtheria but not pertussis) every 10 years, or after 5 years in the case of a severe or dirty wound or burn.
Tdap may be given at the same time as other vaccines.
Td Vaccine – Guideline: Tetanus and diphtheria. Td is only for children 7 years and older, adolescents, and adults. It is a school requirement.
Td is usually given as a booster dose every 10 years, or after 5 years in the case of a severe or dirty wound or burn.
Another vaccine, called “Tdap,” may be used instead of Td. Tdap protects against pertussis, also known as “whooping cough,” in addition to tetanus and diphtheria.
Td may be given at the same time as other vaccines.