DUBUQUE, Iowa – Hartig Drug Company (Hartig Drug) is now offering flu shots at all of its locations. In addition, Hartig Drug will be supporting the co-administration of COVID-19 vaccines to allow patients to get up to date on immunizations during a single pharmacy visit.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), increased in-person activities may cause a more vigorous flu season due to relaxed social distancing and masking standards. The CDC urges everyone over 6 months of age to get a flu shot to help protect themselves and their communities from vaccine-preventable illnesses and decrease potential hospitalizations.
“Last year, the flu season was minimal due to measures like social distancing, mask-wearing, and increased flu vaccinations, but many of these measures have been relaxed,” said Charlie Hartig, CEO of Hartig Drug. “This makes it even more important to get your flu and Covid-19 shot this fall,” added Hartig.
In addition to the availability of flu vaccines, Hartig Drug is co-administering Covid-19 vaccines per CDC guidelines with the flu vaccine. Patients can also get their flu shot while receiving other recommended vaccinations, including shingles, pneumonia, whooping cough, meningitis, measles, tetanus, typhoid, polio, and others.
While all Hartig Drug locations accept walk-ins for both flu and covid vaccines, patients and customers are encouraged to use Hartig Drug’s vaccine scheduler at www.hartigdrug.com/appointment, which is designed to plan flu shots, covid shots, and other routine immunizations. To accommodate as many flu shots as possible, Hartig Drug requests patients call ahead, but walk-ins are always welcome.
Hartig Drug’s efforts are intended to expand vaccine access amidst increased Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. Public health and medical experts are also planning for the rollout of Covid-19 mRNA vaccine boosters in September, as the Delta variant continues to spread and early data show reduced protection against mild and moderate disease.
“Our pharmacy team members have worked incredibly hard through the Covid-19 pandemic, and they have decades of experience administering vaccines which make it easy to get both your flu and Covid-19 vaccinations in one convenient stop,” said Hartig.
Hartig Drug is offering a quadrivalent flu vaccine and high-dose Fluzone HD for older patients. Most prescription insurance plans cover the entire cost of your flu shot. In addition to flu shot offerings, Hartig Drug continues to carry and administer other vaccinations, including Covid-19, pneumonia, shingles, and HPV vaccines. Hartig Drug also offers company vaccination clinics. For more information on hosting a clinic, please visit www.hartigdrug.com/workforceflu.