Do You Need to Catch Up on Vaccinations

by | Aug 1, 2021 | Flu Shots & Immunizations

The past year has been a whirlwind. COVID-19 restrictions and closures led to reduced numbers in annual doctors’ visits and vaccinations throughout the country. If you are behind on a vaccination, give your Sterling Pharmacy team a call. We can set up an appointment for your vaccine.

Below are the Minnesota Department of Health’s recommendations for adult vaccinations offered at Sterling Pharmacy:

  • Influenza (flu): Get a flu vaccine every year.
  • Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap): Get one dose of the Tdap vaccine if you did not get it as an adolescent. It is advised pregnant women receive it with EACH pregnancy for the pertussis protection it can provide to the newborn.
  • Shingrix (shingles): People 50 years or older need two doses.
  • Pneumococcal: Everyone 65 and older needs one or two vaccinations.

Talk with your Sterling pharmacist or primary care provider to learn more.