No Appointment needed for Flu Shots in Kitchener
Receiving a flu shot in Kitchener can be quite easy. Fairway Lackner Pharmacy, located in Kitchener provides flu immunizations without any appointment necessary. This service will be available during normal business hours to help people receive their immunizations for the 2014-2015 flu season once it starts. Keep in mind, Provincial Legislation does contain age restrictions for children, so ask your pharmacist at Fairway Lackner Pharmacy about flu vaccines in Kitchener.
Benefits of a Flu Vaccination in Kitchener
Receiving a flu shot helps reduce the likelihood of being infected with many strains and types of influenza. Each season, flu vaccines are adjusted to include immunization for the most common strains. Because your body has built up immunity to specific strains of the flu, you are also less prone to other illnesses, or if you do get ill, your body normally recovers much faster compared to another person, who did not receive any flu vaccination.
The flu virus is easily spread from one person to another. An infected person could cough or sneeze and transfer the virus to their hands. If you breathe in the air after they cough or sneeze, touch their hands, or any objects they recently touched, you may become infected. Many symptoms of influenza are similar to the common cold: headaches, sneezing, runny nose, coughing, headaches, fever, and body aches.
A fever is the body’s natural response for fighting the virus and normally dissipates within a few days. What many people do not realize is they are highly contagious while they have a fever. Even after the fever is gone, depending upon the strain of the flu, they could still be contagious for several days. Full recovery from the flu can take anywhere from a few week up to a few months. In order to protect yourself and your family against the flu virus, you need regular annual flu shots in Kitchener from Fairway Lackner Pharmacy.
Who Should Receive Flu Shots?
While the Public Health Agency of Canada has specific recommendations for people with higher risks, everyone should receive an influenza shot every year. If you or someone you love suffers from any of these conditions or have a high-risk profession, you need regular annual flu immunizations:
- Chronic Pulmonary or Cardiac Disorders
- Healthcare Professionals
- Residents of Long Term Care Facilities and Nursing Homes
- Chronic Disease Conditions
- People Traveling Internationally
- Children and Adolescents Age 6 Months and Older
- People Age 65 and Older
- People Who Are Around People with a High Risk for Flu
For more information or questions about whether a flu shot in Kitchener is recommended, speak to your pharmacist at Fairway Lackner Pharmacy.
Where to Get Flu Shot in Kitchener?
There are several different options of where to get flu shot in Kitchener. You could visit your doctor, healthcare clinic or Fairway Lackner Pharmacy. The primary benefit of obtaining your flu shot from Fairway Lackner Pharmacy is not having to schedule an appointment or having to take time off of work.
After receiving your flu immunization shot in Kitchener, you need to wait at least 15 minutes before you leave the pharmacy. This allows the pharmacist or nurse time to evaluate how you react to the immunization. Most people are fine, but there are a few people, who have a reaction for one reason or another. The pharmacist or nurse is able to treat allergic reactions and other side effects onsite using the appropriate drug.
To find out when flu vaccines in Kitchener will be available for the 2014-2015 season, contact Fairway Lackner Pharmacy by calling 519-954-8794.