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New High-Dose Flu Vaccine for 2016

The GoodRx Pharmacist - December 18, 2015

For the 2015 – 2016 flu season, there was only one type of high-dose flu shot available. However, next year a new high-dose vaccine, Fluad, will offer another option.

Isn’t one kind of high-dose vaccine enough? Not always. Later in flu season, you can still get vaccinated, but pharmacies may run out of the less common kinds of flu vaccine—like the nasal spray, small needle, or the high-dose shot. See More

8 Answers to Your Flu Shot Questions

The GoodRx Pharmacist - December 02, 2015

As the end of the year gets closer, you may have already caught a cold or another bug from work or school—but you’ll want to be extra careful to protect yourself from the flu. Flu season can begin as early as October, but it tends to peak at this time of year—from December to February.
To keep yourself from getting sick, it’s best to get the flu vaccine as early as possible, but as long as the flu virus is circulating, it isn’t too late. See More

How to Save on Your Flu Shot—or Get It Free!

The GoodRx Pharmacist - September 28, 2015

Flu season is officially underway, and it’s time to get vaccinated if you haven’t already. You need to know where to go to get your flu shot, and—more importantly—how to make sure you don’t overpay. Did you know that flu shots can cost anywhere from $0 (yes, free) to $50 or more?

The importance of getting a flu shot can’t be overstated, especially for those who are at a higher risk like young children, pregnant women, older adults, and the immunocompromised or disabled. See More

5 Exclusive Tips for Back to School Prescriptions

The GoodRx Pharmacist - September 08, 2015

Get those lunches made and set the alarm clocks; school’s back in session.
Parents know that a new school year means new clothes, new books, maybe a new backpack—and perhaps a new set of prescriptions. As a pharmacist, I know the school year has started when frustrated parents show up at my store with lots of questions.
The good news is that I can help! Here are 5 helpful solutions for common back-to-school medication issues. See More

Ten Important Facts to Know for Flu Season 2014-2015

Dr. Sharon Orrange - November 21, 2014

It’s been a quiet influenza season so far—very quiet. It’s November and Los Angeles, for example, has seen almost no flu activity. This is good but failing to prepare may mean preparing to fail so though we are inundated with info about the flu, here are 10 flu facts you may not know:

  1. During the month of October, there has been almost no flu activity in Los Angeles County (LAC) and across the country.
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Which Flu Vaccine Should You Get?

The GoodRx Pharmacist - October 01, 2014

The flu can change from year to year—and to keep up, the flu vaccine must be tweaked every flu season. Fortunately, this also means that each year more tools become available to fight the flu. This year, there are more types of flu vaccine to choose from, and healthcare providers such as pharmacists and pharmacy interns (in some states) can administer your vaccine, making it easier than ever to keep you healthy. See More

Where to Get Your Flu Shot For Free

Elizabeth Davis - September 16, 2014

It’s time to get your flu shot!

Fortunately, there are many places to get vaccinated and no matter how you feel about shots, it should be relatively painless for your wallet. Here are some options to help you find a convenient and low-cost flu shot.

Local Pharmacies

Pharmacists can administer the flu vaccine and advise you on which shot might work best for you. Most pharmacies accept walk-ins for flu shots so you won’t need an appointment, and most will accept insurance or Medicare. See More

It’s Almost Flu Season – Time to Get Vaccinated!

The GoodRx Pharmacist - September 10, 2014

Kids are back in school, the weather is cooling down—fall is here. Unfortunately, along with the great parts of the season (like pumpkin-flavored everything and football) comes everyone’s least favorite part: germs.

There is no better time than right now to protect yourself and your loved ones from this season’s flu virus. Many local pharmacies already have this year’s flu vaccinations in stock, so keep an eye out!

Isn’t it too early for a flu shot?
NO! Flu season usually peaks in the US in the colder months of December or January, but it can begin as early as October. See More

The Flu Vaccine Menu

The GoodRx Pharmacist - September 20, 2013

Each year the flu vaccine covers the strains of the virus that were most prevalent the previous flu season. This information is collected and released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the institute that also sets recommendations for vaccination. Following the recent H1N1 (swine flu) outbreak, each yearly influenza vaccination now covers H1N1 as well.

Which form of the vaccine should I get?

There are several different flu shots available to choose from, based on your personal and medical needs. See More

It’s That Time of the Year Again: Flu Vaccination

The GoodRx Pharmacist - September 13, 2013

Flu season is around the corner. Influenza viruses cause the flu, and infection is spread through respiratory routes. Here is what you need to know in preparation.

The symptoms:
  Sudden onset (symptoms start and worsen over several hours)

  Persistent fever

  Headache

  Muscle aches

•  Fatigue, general malaise

•  Cough

  Nausea or vomiting

•  Chills, shakes, and sweating

The flu is also contagious, with adults capable of spreading the virus up to 7 days following onset of symptoms, and children for up to 10 days. See More

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