We do recommend calling ahead just to verify one of our Certified Immunizing Pharmacists are in that day. (967-0856 x5) They are usually available Monday – Friday but not every weekend.
Rye Beach Pharmacy administers the immunizations below:
No prescription is needed, just walk-in.
Ages 5 and older are eligible for flu shots at the pharmacy.
All other vaccines, the patient must be 18 or older.
The Quadrivalent flu shot protects against 4 strains of influenza viruses.
The High-dose flu shot, which is recommended for the ages of 65 & older.
Flu shots are available at our 464 Forest Ave. location only.
Influenza (“the flu”) is a contagious disease caused by a virus and can be spread by coughing, sneezing or nasal secretions. Both children and adults can contract influenza at any point during the calendar year, though occurrences are highest from November to May. We usually start vaccinating in September. By getting vaccinated, you can protect yourself from influenza and may also avoid spreading it to others.
A: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending a flu shot for individuals age six months and older as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
A: Yes! The flu vaccines are also effective for the H1N1 virus.
A: Some minor side effects that could occur are: Soreness, redness or swelling where the shot was administered; fever (low grade); aches or nausea. A complete list of possible side effects is available here.
A: You can feel confident that our certified pharmacists will be available to administer your immunization conveniently and professionally.
Want to save time? Download the Vaccination Administration Record and bring it with you to the pharmacy.
Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful skin rash caused by Varicella Zoster, the same virus that causes chickenpox. Once you've had chickenpox, the virus remains in your body in a dormant or inactive stage. If the virus becomes active again you may get shingles. Age, increased stress, and problems with the immune system may increase your chances of getting shingles.
The shingles rash usually occurs on one side of the body, in a line along a nerve pathway. The rash begins as a tingling in the area then forms a cluster of small red spots that often blister. The rash can be painful. Shingles rashes can last 2-4 weeks, but in some people the nerve pain can last for months. For most people, the pain associated with the rash lessens as it heals. Other symptoms of shingles can include fever, headache, chills and upset stomach. In some people, severe complications include pneumonia, blindness, hearing problems, brain inflammation, and even death.
You cannot catch shingles from another person with shingles; however a person who has never had chicken pox or been vaccinated for chicken pox could get chicken pox from someone with shingles.
Shingles is far more common in people 50 years of age and older. At least 1 million people a year in the United States get shingles. 1 in 3 adults will develop shingles in their lifetime.
The shingles vaccine has been proven as the most effective method to reduce the risk of developing shingles. It can also reduce complications such as long-term pain caused by shingles. There are currently two vaccines available, Shingrix® and Zostavax®.
The CDC recommends all healthy adults 50 years of age and older receive 2 doses of Shingrix® (recombinant zoster vaccine or RZV) 2-6 months apart regardless of a past episode of herpes zoster or receipt of Zostavax® (zoster vaccine live or ZVL).
Adults who previously received Zostavax® should get Shingrix®. They should wait at least 2 months after receiving Zostavax® to receive Shingrix®.
The CDC also continues to recommend adults aged 60 years or older, receive either available vaccine. However, Shingrix® is preferred the preferred choice of zoster vaccine.
You should not get the shingles vaccine if you:
Side effects typically resolve in 3 to 7 days. Over-the-counter pain relievers may help ease certain vaccine related symptoms.
Severe allergic reactions are uncommon. Signs and symptoms may occur a few minutes to a few hours after vaccination and include:
It is extremely rare for this vaccine to cause serious harm or death. If the person getting the vaccine has a serious reaction, call the doctor or seek immediate medical attention.
Our on location clinics provide an efficient way to help companies and their employees stay healthy and productive.
A study in healthy employees between 18 and 64 who were vaccinated against influenza found: