“You miss a hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.”
With the championship finals in both the NBA and the NHL now dominating the sports headlines—as they do in June every year—the preceding quote, long-attributed professional hockey’s “Great One,” Wayne Gretzky, serves as a timely reminder about vaccination programs available at Benzer Pharmacy.
A prevent defense that does the job
Like the kick-off of the NFL in the fall, the flu season may still be months away, but it’s always a good idea to circle a date on your calendar for getting up-to-date with immunizations. That, of course, goes double if you’re aged 59-or-older. It’s never comforting news to learn that your sensitivity to various strains of the disease only grows over time, but it’s something everyone needs to account for.
The basic benefits of getting a flu shot are well-established. Yet, what you may not know is that Benzer also offers clinical immunization services for pneumonia and the shingles. Both can cause severe discomfort, and even death, in those at risk of developing complications or unexpected consequences as new, more volatile subspecies crisscross their way from country-to-country, state-to-state, and person-to-person.
Cover all your bases with Benzer Pharmacy
When you decide to set aside time to visit us for your next immunization, keep in mind that the process isn’t a “turn and burn” kind of thing. After the pharmacist has administered the shot (takes about two minutes), there’s a brief period of observation required to ensure that no adverse reactions occur. Usually, that takes about 10-15 minutes, which presents a great opportunity to discuss your health needs and go over medications you’re currently taking.
As a result, many find they stand to benefit by adding certain supplements or vitamins to their diet, resetting their prescription regimens, and even sampling new introductions in OTC medications and the like. Perhaps an allergy medicine you’ve always taken no longer seems to take the bite out of the way pollen or hay fever the way it used to. In any case, the chance at getting a little “overtime” with the pharmacist at no extra charge is a “win-win” on both sides.
A yearly appointment with your family physician is always recommended, but a seasonal consultation with your pharmacist, framed around getting up-to-date with your immunizations, is also an important part of a sound healthcare game plan.
As Men’s Health Month continues throughout the month of June, centered by National Men’s Health Week, June 10-16, 2019, your friends at Benzer Pharmacy encourage you to “take your shot” to get your vaccination and see your pharmacist in one stop.
You only have your good health to gain!
Watch for Benzer announcements of “In-Store Flu Shot Clinics” at participating locations in the coming months. Just as importantly, Benzer Pharmacy also conducts “On-Site Flu Shot Clinics” at assisted living and long-term care facilities as part of the clinical services we provide to local communities on a routine basis. That can come as especially good news to patients who might otherwise not get to see their pharmacist in a face-to-face setting for potentially life-changing consultation and conversation.
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