Get the Flu Shot, Not the Flu!

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) stresses that the BEST way to prevent the flu is by receiving a flu shot each year.  

This year’s vaccines have been in development since last season, and are designed to protect you from the viruses most likely to cause the flu this year.  The flu vaccine helps to protect YOU and those around you – including family members and co-workers.  With flu season fast approaching, make sure to get your annual Flu Shot!  

This year, Moundsville Pharmacy has trivalent, high-dose trivalent, and quadrivalent flu vaccine available to you.  The traditional trivalent vaccine protects against three viruses – influenza A H1N1, and influenza A H3N2 virus, and one influenza B virus, while the quadrivalent flu vaccine protects against an additional B virus.  Additionally, a high dose version of the trivalent vaccine is available to patients 65 years and older.  At this time, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends vaccination, but does not prefer a specific vaccine.  Every person who wishes to reduce his/her risk of getting the flu, and especially those at high risk or caring for individuals at high risk, should get the flu shot.

Pharmacists at Moundsville Pharmacy are ready to review your insurance benefit and help you choose the best flu vaccine for you and your family.  Moundsville Pharmacy offers Flu Shots EVERYDAY from 9 am to 6 pm in the months of September and October.  There is no appointment necessary – stop in anytime!

Patients with Medicare Part B, Health Plan, Humana, Blue Cross Blue Shield, West Virginia Medicaid and many other insurances will be able to get their flu shots for NO COPAY.  For those wishing to receive a vaccine without insurance, trivalent flu shots are $28.00 and quadrivalent flu shots are $36.00

For more information, contact Moundsville Pharmacy at (304) 845-0390 or visit our Facebook page.  Additional information on the influenza vaccine is available on the CDC website:  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/flushot.htm