Did you know drive up flu shots are available at Hurricane Family Pharmacy?  I just got mine last week and it was easy peasy!! The whole process took less than 15 minutes.  There’s no need to go into one of the big box stores and wait in line at their pharmacy.  Usually this entails waiting in line for the paperwork to fill out and then waiting your turn for the actual shot.  During this time of social distancing, why not take advantage of the drive up option!

At Hurricane Family Pharmacy you can even fill out the form online before you get to the pharmacy. When you arrive at the pharmacy, just pull into a parking spot and call or text to let them know you’re there.  Here’s the simple process for getting your flu shot at Hurricane Family Pharmacy.

  1. Calling to schedule an appointment.
  2. Show up on time and park in the designated areas for our drive up vaccine services.
  3. Call our office and let us know you’ve arrived.
  4. A trusted provider will take all safety precautions as they come to your vehicle and administer your vaccines car side.

Flu season runs from October through May, and in 2019, the peak flu months were February and March. Utah was among the first states to see high levels of flu activity last winter.  According to the CDC, you should get a flu vaccine before flu viruses begin spreading in your community.  The CDC says  it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against flu. Ideally you should get vaccinated early in fall, before flu season begins. CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October.  So, now is the perfect time to get your flu shot if you haven’t already!

Other local pharmacies in the St George UT area may be offering drive up flu shots too. Give your pharmacy a call to see if they are.  If not,  here’s the Hurricane Family Pharmacy information so you can contact them.

Hurricane Family Pharmacy
Address: 25 N 2000 West, Hurricane, UT 84737
Phone: (435) 635-8200

I hear many people say they are not going to get a flu shot because they got one in the past that gave them the flu.  Can this really happen?  According to the CDC, it cannot. The CDC’s website says “a flu vaccine cannot cause flu illness. Flu vaccines that are administered with a needle (flu shots) are currently made in two ways: the vaccine is made either with a) flu vaccine viruses that have been killed (inactivated) and are therefore not infectious, or b) with proteins from a flu vaccine virus instead of flu vaccine viruses (which is the case for recombinant influenza vaccine). Nasal spray vaccine is made with attenuated (weakened) live flu viruses, and also cannot cause flu illness. The weakened viruses are cold-adapted, which means they are designed to only cause infection at the cooler temperatures found within the nose. The viruses cannot infect the lungs or other areas where warmer temperatures exist.”

So be smart and take care of your health this year by getting a flu shot!

This drive up flu shot at Hurricane Family Pharmacy information is brought to you by Erika Rogersyour real estate leader in St. George, UT, and surrounding communities. She specializes in new construction, golf course communities, gated communities, 55+ adult communities, St. George luxury real estate, and Washington Utah homes in all Southern Utah communities.

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