Terry’s Pharmacy has vaccines for preventive care

LAFOLLETTE, TN. (WLAF)- Part of being healthy is preventive care, including vaccinations.

Terry’s Pharmacy is currently offering a full range of shots at both locations.

Flu, pneumonia, RSV, Shingles, Tetanus and COVID 19 vaccinations can be paid for through most insurance and obtained at both locations, said Sarah Begliutti, pharmacist.

Raewynn Snodderly, pharmacist at Terry’s La Follette, welcomes you by today for the new COVID vaccine at the La Follette location only. The pharmacy is open until 6pm today.

With Flu season already here, everyone is encouraged to receive that vaccination, she said. The Flu can often be fatal for older people or babies.

Another illness people need to be aware of is Shingles. Shingles, a painful, usually itchy, rash that develops on one side of the face or body, often affects people older than 50. People over 60 are more likely to experience more severe complications. Anyone over 50 or with a compromised immune system should receive this shot. These vaccines are available at both Terry’s locations.

Terry’s will also host a Flu shot clinic at local businesses.

Those over 60 should also be vaccinated against RSV. RSV, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious. Infants and older adults are more likely to develop severe RSV and need hospitalization. It can be fatal for some ages.

Anyone over 65 or with a comprised immune system should receive the pneumonia shot, Begliutti said.

And the Tetanus shot should be gotten every 10 years. The pertussis, or whooping cough, component of the shot is important if the person will be around a newborn, according to Begliutti.

While keeping track of this shot can be challenging, Begliutti advised anyone unsure their last shot should get another one.

Appointments are not required for vaccines. The staff will also come to the car outside the store if needed, said Begliutti.

Shots should be received now as Flu season is October through March with January being the peak of the season, Begliutti said. Some of the shots can also be given the same day.

It takes around two weeks for the shots to be effective, Begliutti said.

Terry’s in LaFollette is located at 310 E Central Ave. The phone number is (423) 562-4928.

The Jacksboro location is at  2715 Jacksboro Pike. The phone number is (423) 563-7455.