WAYNE – Seasonal flu vaccinations are now available at a locally owned Health Mart pharmacy in Wayne.
According to a release from U-Save Pharmacy, the 216 E 7th Street pharmacy location will begin offering flu vaccinations immediately with no appointment necessary.
Each year, millions of people come down with the flu. For most, the flu will cause symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, headache, chills and fatigue. For some, however, the flu can be much more severe, even deadly.
U-Save pharmacist Mark Patefield stated, “Last year, more than 80,000 people in the U.S. died from the flu, including a record-high 180 children. The single greatest way you can protect yourself is by getting a flu shot and everyone over the age of six months should get their vaccination each year. Even if you consider yourself a healthy person, get your flu shot – you’ll protect not only yourself, but everyone around you.”
Some groups are at greater risk than others for serious complications from the flu, and for these groups, it is especially important to take the necessary steps to avoid the flu.
People over the age of 65 are the most vulnerable, as are young children, pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions or any disease that weakens the immune system. If you work with or care for people at high risk, for example as a teacher, healthcare worker or caregiver, you should make sure you have gotten your vaccination to protect yourself and them.
To avoid spreading the virus, individuals who do develop symptoms of the flu should contact their physician or local pharmacist as soon as their symptoms begin.
Health Mart, the nation’s fastest-growing independent pharmacy franchise, has more than 4,900 locally-owned community pharmacies across all 50 states.
Contact U-Save Pharmacy at 402-375-2922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.