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SHINGLES
Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Once a person has had chickenpox, the virus can live, but remain inactive, in your body. If it becomes active again, usually later in life, it can cause Shingles. If you've had chickenpox, there is no way to predict if you'll get Shingles. What's more, the inactive virus usually has no signs or symptoms. So Shingles can appear at any time without warning.

It is estimated that over 1 million people get shingles in the United States every year.  Of these, 40% to 50% are over the age of 60.  Approval of a new vaccine to prevent shingles has recently been made in this country.  Zostavax is approved for people 55 years old or older.  Come by and speak to the pharmacists at Denton Drug if you are interested in this immunization.

*If you have an allergy to neomycin or gelatin, it is suggested that you do not receive this shot.  For more information, speak with the pharmacist on duty at Denton Drug

Shingles, Flu and Pneumonia vaccines at Denton Drug, Denton, NC

FLU
Each year the winter months bring a new season of influenza and pneumonia to all areas of our country.  Denton Drug offers preventative inoculations for these diseases during September and October each year.  Shots are given in the arm by a trained professional.  You can receive both shots on the same day, one in each arm.

The flu virus changes annually, resulting in a different strain.  Therefore, Denton Drug obtains the latest vaccine prior to the beginning of flu season, making it available before you are exposed to the virus.  They are effective for one year.

Currently the Center of Disease Control recommends the the Pneumococcal Vaccination for everyone 6 months of age and older.

*If you have a severe allergic reaction to eggs, it is suggested that you do not receive this shot. For more information, speak with the pharmacist on duty at Denton Drug.

PNUEMONIA
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can cause mild to severe illness in people of all ages. Signs of pneumonia can include coughing, fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, rapid breathing or shortness of breath, chills, or chest ain. Certain people are more likely to become ill with pneumonia.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the vaccine for:

  • Anyone 65 years of age and older

  • Adults 19-64 with any of the following conditions:
    • Chronic illnesses such as lung, heart, liver or kidney disease; asthma; diabetes or alcolholism
    • Conditions that weaken the immune system, such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, damaged/absent spleen
    • Cochlear implants or cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) leaks
  • Adults 19-64 who smoke cigarettes

Pneumococcal vaccinations generally need to be given only once. If there is uncertainty about earlier vaccinations, the vaccine should be administered to anyone 65 or older or anyone else in the high-risk groups. 

*If you have a severe allergic reaction to eggs, it is suggested that you do not receive this shot.  For more information, speak with the pharmacist on duty at Denton Drug

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Shingles

  • caused by a virus
  • possible if you have had chicken pox
  • vaccine to prevent shingles
  • for people 55 or older
  • NOT for people with an allergy to neomycin or gelatin

 

Flu Vaccine

  • for people over 65
  • for people 2-64 who are chronically ill
  • for people 2-64 who have no functioning spleen
  • for people 2-64 who have compromised immune systems
  • NOT for people who are severely allergic to eggs

 

Pneumonia Shot

  • for people over 65
  • for kids under 5
  • for people under 65 with underlying medical conditions
  • for people 19-64 who smoke or have asthma
  • for people in nursing homes or long-term care facilities
  • NOT for people who are severely allergic to eggs

 

Immunizations

  • Get ready for the cold and flu season
  • Given by Licensed Pharmacists, trained to give innoculations
  • updated for this year's strain of influenza
  • talk with our pharmacists to see if you are a candidate

 

What the CDC recommends:


*Talk with our pharmacists to see if you are a candidate.