Our pharmacists are professionally trained to administer the following adolescent and adult vaccines to help you and your loved ones stay healthy.
- Flu (Influenza)
- Shingles (Zoster)
- Pneumonia (Pneumococcal)
- Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis (Whooping Cough) [TdaP]
- Hepatitis B
- Meningitis (Meningococcal)
Many adolescents and adults are not up-to-date with CDC-recommended life-saving immunizations. Call or visit with your Macey's pharmacist today to learn if you are current with your immunizations.
- No appointment needed during regular pharmacy hours.
- Takes 15 minutes or less.
- We accept most insurance plans, including WellPoint®, Anthem®, Blue Cross®/Blue Shield® and more.
Recommended Schedule for Vaccines
|Vaccine ||Brand ||Age Indication ||Target Group ||Comments |
|Influenza ||Fluarix* ||3 and older ||Universal ||Corporate policy is ages 9+ |
| ||Flulaval* ||18 and older ||Universal ||Corporate policy is ages 9+ |
| ||Fluzone* ||6 mos and older ||Universal ||Corporate policy is ages 9+ |
|Boostrix ||10 and older ||7th grade entry; universal to replace one Td ||No upper age limit |
| ||Adacel* ||11 and older ||7th grade entry; universal to replace one Td || |
|Hepatitis B ||Recombivax* ||Adults & Adolescents** ||Patients with Diabetes ages 19-59 previously unvaccinated ||3 dose series (0, 1, 6 mos) |
| ||Engerix B ||18 and older ||Patients with Diabetes ages 15-59 previously unvaccinated ||3 dose series (0, 1, 6 mos) |
|Pneumococcal ||Pneumovax23* ||Indicated 2 and older ||65 and older one dose; patients with underlying disease ages 19-64 (e.g. diabetes, asthma, chronic lung disease, smokers) or immune suppressed ||Corporate policy is ages 9+ |
|Shingles ||Zostravax* ||50 and older ||Universal over age 60 ||ACIP = 60 and older. Many plans won't pay for under 60 |
|HPV ||Gardasil* ||9-26 years (male & female) ||Not required for school (recommended) ||Only stocked in stores participating in special project |
| ||Cervarix ||10-25 (female) ||Not required for school (recommended) || |
|Meningeococcal ||Menactra* ||2-55 years ||Not required for school (recommended) ||Only stocked in stores participating in special project. Corporate policy is ages 9+ |
| ||Menveo ||11-55 years ||Not required for school (recommended) || |
Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to sever illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.
Shingles is a painful localized skin rash often with blisters that is caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that causes chickenpox. Anyone who has had chickenpox can develop shingles because VZV remains in the nerve cells of the body after the chickenpox infection clears and VZV can reappear years later causing shingles. Shingles most commonly occurs in people 50 years old or older, people who have medical conditions that keep the immune system from working properly, or people who receive immunosuppressive drugs. The only way to reduce the risk of developing shingles and the long-term pain that can follow shingles is to get vaccinated.
Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by a type of bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus). There are different types of pneumococcal disease, such as pneumococcal pneumonia, bacteremia, meningitis, and otitis media. The pneumococcal vaccine is very good at preventing severe disease and other related issues.
Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Whooping Cough) [TdaP]
Tdap vaccine provides years for protection against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). Protection provided by the DTaP vaccine received in childhood wears off as kids get older, so preteens and teens need a booster shot known as Tdap. Getting this booster not only protects preteens and teens, but also the people around them - especially little babies and the elderly. Those 13-18 year olds who haven't gotten the Tdap shot yet should talk with their parents and their doctor about getting it now.
Hepatitis B is a serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the liver. The virus, which is called hepatitis B virus (HBV), can cause lifelong infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure, and death. Transmission of the Hepatitus B virus results from exposure to inflected blood or body fluids containing blood. The Hepatitus B vaccine is available for all age groups to prevent HBV infection.
Meningitis is caused by organisms that are spread person to person by close contact. This disease can cause inflammation around the brain and spinal cord. The vaccine is recommended for college students living in dormitories, military recruits, international travelers and those with weakened immune systems. Meningococcal vaccines protect against most types of meningococcal disease, although they do not prevent all cases. There are two kinds of vaccines that protect against Neisseria mengitidis available in the United States: meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (Menomune®), and meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menactra® and Menveo®).