More People Turn To Pharmacy For Vaccines

By: Lauren Squires Email
By: Lauren Squires Email

With flu season on the way many people are turning to pharmacies to get vaccines.

Norma Fields stops by her pharmacy a few times a month.

“Since I live here it doesn’t make it hard at all just to walk in,” Norma Fields said.

Fields says she hasn’t gotten her flu shot yet, but has been here for other shots in the past.

“I did come in here last summer to have a shingles shot done because they don’t do that in the doctor’s office,” said Fields.

Becky Wicht with Kohll’s Pharmacy says getting a vaccine at the pharmacy is more convenient.

“We definitely get more people coming in. When they come in for their flu shot we’re talking to them about when their last tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis shots were,” Wicht said.

New this year, the Boostrix shot that helps fight whooping cough. It's available to people over the age of 65. And if your kids are getting vaccinated at the pharmacy, pharmacists say they keep a record of all vaccinations so they can be forwarded to doctors or schools.

Some physicians say having vaccines at pharmacies helps take some of the load off of them.

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