In an effort to encourage people to get a flu shot this season, Camp Hill, Pa. -based Rite Aid is teaming with Dr. Jennifer Caudle, a nationally renowned health expert and practicing family physician, during National Influenza Vaccination Week. Those especially at risk are adults 65 years of age and older, children younger than 5, pregnant women, people with certain chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease or other long-term medical conditions.
Long before the beginning of the flu season, scientists try to determine which strains of the virus will be most prevalent during a given season and concoct a vaccine with those strains in mind. "Rite Aid pharmacists undergo special training and are professionally certified to administer immunizations and with thousands of locations across the country, Rite Aid pharmacies are a convenient and professional setting for flu shots". The conclusion comes from a study in Australia, which uses the same vaccine as the United States.
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The flu season is upon us and it's expected to be one of the worst.
When news starts circulating that the flu shot may not work, some people skip it. Sweeney said that's the wrong choice. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the annual flu vaccine remains the "the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses".