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  • influenza give flu the slip The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine. Guard your family against the unpredictable flu virus this season by getting immunized with a 2013-2014 all-in-one flu vaccine at your local Meijer Pharmacy.
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  • beat pneumonia Pneumonia can be prevented. Reduce exposure by protecting loved ones with a flu vaccine this season at a Meijer Pharmacy, learn who's at risk for pneumonia and who should get the pneumococcal vaccine.

    Play it safe and take simple steps today.
  • Influenza - Get the nitty gritty. Courtesy of the CDC - Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Who Should Get Vaccinated? Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine this season. It's especially important that certain people get vaccinated People who are at high risk of developing serious complications like pneumonia if they get sick with the flu. This includes:
    • People with acute medical conditions; including asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease.
    • Pregnant women.
    • People 65 years and older.
    • People who live with or care for others who are high risk.

    What are the 2013-2014 Vaccine Components? Per the recommendation of the World Health Organization, the 2013-2014 seasonal influenza vaccine contains the following vaccine viruses:
    • an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
    • an A/Victoria/361/2011 (H3N2)-like virus
    • a B/Wisconsin/1/2010-like virus (from the B/Yamagata lineage of viruses).
    While the H1N1 virus used to make the 2013-2014 flu vaccine is the same virus as the 2011-2012 vaccine, the recommended influenza H3N2 and B vaccine viruses are different from those in the 2011-2012 vaccine.

    When Should I Get Vaccinated? CDC recommends that people get vaccinated against influenza as soon as 2013-2014 flu season vaccine becomes available in their community; even as early as August. Influenza seasons are unpredictable, and can begin as early as October. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu. CDC Resources: 2013-2014 Flu Season Overview
    "Take 3" Actions to Fight the Flu
    Good Health Habits for Flu Prevention
    Vaccine Information Statements
    Vaccine Safety
    What to Do If you get Sick
    Treatment (Antiviral Drugs)
    Discover the Vaccination You Need (Adult + Kids)
    Required Meijer Pharmacy Paperwork: Immunization Questionnaire and Consent
    Physician Vaccination Notification Form (fax)
  • Pneumonia – Simple steps to save a life. Courtesy of the CDC - Center for Disease Control and Prevention. About Pneumonia Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that is usually caused by bacteria or viruses. Globally, pneumonia causes more deaths than any other infectious disease. However, it can often be prevented with vaccines, such as the pneumococcal vaccine for those at risk (see CDC pneumococcal vaccination info below). Pneumonia can usually be treated with antibiotics or antiviral drugs. Who Should Get Vaccinated with the Pneumococcal Vaccine?
    1. All adults 65 years of age and older.
    2. Anyone 2 through 64 years of age who has a long-term health problem such as: heart disease, lung disease, sickle cell disease, diabetes, alcoholism, cirrhosis, leaks of cerebrospinal fluid or cochlear implant.
    3. Anyone 2 through 64 years of age who has a disease or condition that lowers the body's resistance to infection, such as: Hodgkin's disease; lymphoma or leukemia; kidney failure; multiple myeloma; nephrotic syndrome; HIV infection or AIDS; damaged spleen, or no spleen; organ transplant.
    4. Anyone 2 through 64 years of age who is taking a drug or treatment that lowers the body's resistance to infection, such as: long-term steroids, certain cancer drugs, radiation therapy.
    5. Any adult 19 through 64 years of age who is a smoker or has asthma.
    6. Residents of nursing homes or long-term care facilities.
    The pneumococcal vaccine may be less effective for some people, especially those with lower resistance to infection. But these people should still be vaccinated, because they are more likely to have serious complications if they get pneumococcal disease. Children who often get ear infections, sinus infections, or other upper respiratory diseases, but who are otherwise healthy, do not need to get the pneumococcal vaccination because it is not effective against those conditions. CDC Pneumonia Information: Required Paperwork: Physician Vaccination Notification:
Get Your Flu or Pneumonia Shot Today! $24.99 each. Ask your Meijer Pharmacist about whether your insurance covers the cost of the flu shot. Meijer Pharmacists 
                will give shots to: Pregnant women who have a prescription from their doctor, Michigan and Kentucky residents – persons 9 yrs of age and older, Illinois and Ohio 
                residents – persons 14 yrs of age and older, Indiana residents – persons 14 yrs of age and older, and children ages 9–13 with a prescription. 
                Visit your Meijer Pharmacy to learn more. PLUS, Get a 2012 Health, Wellness & Beauty Planner with over $55 in coupons with each vaccination! While supplies last.

list of top insurance plans we accept for flu shots:

  • Aetna
  • BlueCare Network
  • BlueCross BlueShield Federal Employees
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Michigan
  • Cigna
  • CVS/Caremark
  • Express Scripts/Medco
  • Humana
  • Medicare Parts B & D
  • OptumRx
  • Priority Health
  • Tricare/Dept of Defense
  • United Healthcare
  • And many more