Schedule Your Flu Shot with Palm Harbor Pharmacy

Getting your flu shot this year is a simple way to protect yourself and your family. And now, Palm Harbor Pharmacy is offering the flu shot to our valuable customers. We want this year to be a healthy and happy one. And one way to help accomplish that goal is by providing the vaccines that are so desperately needed to all our Palm Harbor neighbors.

Do your part in helping to free up the health care system this flu season with a flu shot at Palm Harbor Pharmacy.

What is the Flu?

Influenza or the flu is a respiratory illness that affects your body’s airways. It can cause minor irritation or severe illness and can even lead to death. Unlike the common cold, flu symptoms come on suddenly. And it is spread rapidly and easily from person to person through coughing, sneezing, and talking.

The symptoms of the flu may include the following:

  • fever or chills
  • coughing
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle or body aches
  • headaches
  • fatigue
  • and further complications

Additionally, sometimes children may experience vomiting and diarrhea. And, you do not have to be running a fever to have the flu, as formerly believed. 

Why Get a Flu Shot?

Flu shots are more critical than ever this year. The Center for Disease Control recommends the flu shot to reduce your risk of serious illness, including hospitalization. Those who receive the flu shot avoid potentially exposing others to the virus. In addition, the symptoms don’t usually show up for four days after you come in contact with the virus. Therefore, the infected person has walked around spreading the virus for four days without even knowing it.

The further complications are another reason to get the flu shot. Those complications may be as follows depending on the severity of the case and the individual.

  • Asthma attacks
  • Pneumonia
  • Inflammation of the heart, brain, or muscle tissue
  • Multi-organ failure
  • And Sepsis

Finally, the influenza virus is ever-changing, making it even more essential to get the shot each year.

Booking Your Flu Shot Appointment

Palm Harbor Pharmacy makes it easy for patients to book an appointment. Because it takes up to two weeks for your body to build immunity after getting the shot, our pharmacists recommend scheduling your shot early in the fall annually.

For convenient scheduling, contact the friendly pharmacy team at Palm Harbor Pharmacy or simply click here.

Common Side Effects of the Flu Shot

Once you have received the flu shot, patients can experience minor side effects. These are the body’s normal reactions to building your protection against the flu virus. Most of these side effects will subside in a day or two.

Common side effects include the following:

  • Redness, soreness, or swelling at the injection site
  • Low-grade fever
  • Body aches

Should you experience any side effects, talk to a Palm Harbor Pharmacist or your doctor about over-the-counter medications for pain and discomfort.

Additionally, you may want to try the following remedies.

  • Apply a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area.
  • Move and use your arm.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Wear clothes that do not restrict movement and are lightweight.

Palm Harbor Pharmacy: Promoting Health and Wellness with the Flu Shot

At Palm Harbor Pharmacy, we are proud to be enhancing our health and wellness efforts by offering the flu shot to those eligible. 

Palm Harbor Pharmacy wishes you health and wellness this flu season.

* Vaccines subject to availability. State, age, and health-related restrictions may apply.