Protect yourself and your family this flu season. Get your flu shots in Bend, Oregon at Cascade Custom Pharmacy.
Don’t let the flu get you! Most seasonal flu activity typically occurs between October and May. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the United States between December and February.
Trust us, we’re your local pharmacy. Cascade Custom Pharmacy is fast, friendly, and affordable.
- Convenient and affordable alternative to a visit to your physician’s office.
- We bill most insurances.
- No Insurance? No Problem. Flu shots are available at just $28.00.
- Comfortable and private immunization suite.
- Certified Vaccinating Pharmacists available to administer flu shots 6 days a week – Monday through Saturday.
- Either by appointment or walk-in
- Local Pharmacy, friendly faces!
- Please bring your ID and insurance card.
For businesses that would like to have an onsite flu clinic for its employees, please send us an E-mail at email@example.com
Schedule your appointment before flu season!Call (541) 389-3671 today.
Information everyone should know about seasonal flu
What can I do to prevent the flu?
The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year. However, It helps to make sure your body is in good health to begin with. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, eat nutritious food. Nutritional supplements can also be used to optimize your health and increase your bodies natural defense mechanisms.
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The CDC recommends following these 6 steps to help prevent seasonal flu:
- Avoid close contanct.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
- Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.
- Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
- Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Practice other good health habits.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Is Flu Prevention Realistic?
Some measures are, but realistically it isn’t easy to protect oneself given the length of flu season is October to May. Many people are unfamiliar with modes of transmission and expose others to influenza without thinking. When someone in close proximity sneezes or coughs, microscopic airborne droplets are projected into the air, expand, and land on clothes, objects we touch and other surfaces we come in contact with. Reducing risk of being infected amounts to avoiding crowds which is unrealistic for many people. Any kind of store, restaurant, school, public bathroom frequented by a volume of people raises the risk of being exposed to a flu virus. Many doctors encourage us to think of ourselves as part of the world at large. By simply being part of it we sign up for some of the inconveniences.
Why should I get Vaccinated?
The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. People should begin getting vaccinated soon after flu vaccine becomes available, if possible by October, to ensure that as many people as possible are protected before flu season begins. However, as long as flu viruses are circulating in the community, it’s not too late to get vaccinated.
What should I do to protect my loved ones from flu?
Encourage your loved ones to get vaccinated! Vaccination is especially important for people at high risk for serious flu complications, and their close contacts. Also, if you have a loved one who is at high risk of flu complications and who develops flu symptoms, encourage him or her to get a medical evaluation.
Children and Flu Vaccinations
Children 12 and younger may only receive flu vaccinations from their doctors. Children 13 and older may receive vaccinations at a local pharmacy or other legitimate vaccination center. Although complications are highly unlikely, having a trained medical professional close at hand is necessary to address potential problems immediately.
Parents Are at Higher Risk
Protect yourself! It is recommended that parents take extra precautions to strengthen their immune systems and get vaccinated against the flu. Parents are at risk of both passing the flu to their children and getting the flu from their children. Diet, nutritional supplements, adequate rest, and exercise can help strengthen the immune system and can reduce the likelihood of catching the flu or reduce severity. Also wash your hands often and teach your kids what to do with that cough. Care for yourself, not just your child!
The seasonal flu shot is the highest recommended way a parent can protect themselves against catching the flu from their kids. It takes two weeks to take full effect, so consider getting immunized at Cascade Custom Pharmacy or other approved flu vaccination center before your child comes home coughing, aching, and contagious. Get your flu shots in Bend, OR at Cascade Custom Pharmacy
How Are Flu Vaccines Created?
Every year the World Health Organization (WHO) releases the strains which vaccines are designed for. The Vaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee votes on which strains are most prevalent, likely to infect and most severe. Different parts of the world have different vaccines designed to prevent or reduce the effects of influenza strains popular in those regions. Each year the prime directive is to make help make vaccines more effective than the year before.