Ge a free $10 gift card with a flu vaccination at the Publix Pharmacy.
Prepare for the coming flu season and get a freebie since shots are covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare Part B. . No appointment is necessary.
The pharmacy is offering a standard Influenza Trivalent vaccination recommended for everyone 6 moths of age or older; Influenza Flucelvax, for those 18 years of age or older and Influenza high-dose for those 65 years of age or older. All three protect against two strains of influenza A and one B virus, according to Publix.com.
Now is an excellent time to get the shot because cases of the flu begin to rise sharply in December through March, peaking in February, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
A new vaccine is used annually to fight the most current influenza virus, so it's necessary to get a shot each season. Also, the antibodies a person develops from the vaccine decline over time.
The CDC recommends vaccinations for those under 5 years of age, especially 2 or younger, and 65 years of age get vaccinated as they are at high risk to develop flu-related complications, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus and ear infections.
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