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Shiloh Apothecary Encourages People to Get Flu Shot Soon

Shiloh Apothecary owner and pharmacist Raymond Mathis holds the flu vaccine, including the high dose for those 65 and up. (Photo by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today)

Shiloh Apothecary pharmacist and owner Raymond Mathis encourages people to get the flu shot soon as cases of the illness start to appear.

No appointment or prescription is needed to get a flu shot at Shiloh Apothecary, 2049 E. Shiloh Road, Corinth. Most insurances fully cover the flu shot, and those without insurance can pay cash.

People should not worry about their flu shot losing its effectiveness later in the season, Mathis said.

Shiloh Apothecary has flu shots for people ages 7 and up. It offers a high-dose flu vaccine for people 65 and older and also has a shot for those allergic to eggs.

Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every year before flu season begins, according to the CDC.

People 65 and older often get their two recommended pneumonia shots at the same time they receive the flu vaccine. Shiloh Apothecary offers both pneumonia vaccines —Prevnar and Pneumovax.

The pharmacy also has the shingles shot, which is 95 percent effective and recommended for people 50 and older. Those who are 60 and over can receive the shingles shot, Shingrix, without a prescription.

Shiloh Apothecary is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The family-owned business is located at the intersection of East Shiloh Road and North Harper Road.

For more information on the flu, visit the CDC’s website.

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