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Vaccinations

GuidePoint Pharmacy administers vaccines to adults, every day, no appointment necessary.

Vaccinations

GuidePoint Pharmacy makes it easy to stay up-to-date on your vaccinations. We administer vaccines to adults, every day, no appointment necessary. Ask one of your local GuidePoint pharmacists if you have questions about any of our vaccination services.

Influenza
Influenza is the most common cause of vaccine-preventable death in the United States. Protect yourself and those around you from catching the flu by getting vaccinated annually. Flu vaccines usually become available in September, while flu season typically peaks in January.

Pneumonia
Although pneumonia causes more deaths than any other infectious disease globally, vaccinations are available. Adults 65 years old and older, children under age 5 and those with underlying medical conditions (like asthma or diabetes) are most susceptible to getting pneumonia. Vaccines can prevent the lung infection, and washing your hands frequently and limiting exposure to cigarette smoke can also reduce your risk.

Shingles
Shingles most commonly occurs in people 50 years old and older, people with compromised immune systems, or people taking immunosuppressive drugs. One in every two people over age 70 get shingles, the same virus that causes chicken pox. The shingles vaccine is available to people 60 years old and older.

Tdap
The Tdap vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (also known as whooping cough). These are serious, potentially deadly illnesses caused by bacteria. Immunity wears off over time, so a booster shot is recommended every 10 years after first being immunized. GuidePoint Pharmacy offers this vaccine to adults ages 19 to 64.

Travel
Before heading to a foreign country on your next trip, be sure to get vaccinated four to six weeks before you leave. Most vaccines take time to become effective in your body and some vaccines must be given in a series over a period of days or weeks.

If you are interested in obtaining a shingles vaccine, Tdap vaccine or vaccines for travel, please contact GuidePoint ahead of time so we can get an order from your doctor.