Immunization Services

Pharmaca is committed to offering a broad spectrum of health care options, including many immunizations recommended by the CDC for common health concerns and before travel abroad. We also accept most major insurance plans, making your immunizations convenient and affordable.

Our staff can offer the following immunizations on a walk-in basis:

  • Influenza (allergen-free shots available upon request): $29.99
  • Pneumonia: $79.99
  • Whooping Cough (DTaP): $59
  • Shingles (Zostavax): $249

Save time! Download a patient intake form (PDF), fill it out ahead of time and give it to the Team Member when you request your shot. For travel immunizations, please fill out this form and bring it with you to your appointment.

We also offer travel vaccinations and consultations! Please contact your local Pharmaca at least 48 hours in advance to request the following immunizations:

  • Typhoid Fever
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis
  • Meningitis
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Yellow Fever
  • Varicella
  • Polio
  • Rabies

Please note that availability and costs vary by store.

 

Who needs immunizations?

Flu: Every flu season is different, and so are the vaccines developed each year. Since everyone is at risk for getting the flu, the CDC recommends flu shots as soon as the new vaccine is available, since it takes about two weeks from the date of vaccination for antibodies to develop against the flu. The CDC especially recommends vaccination for those with medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes and chronic lung disease; pregnant women; people 65 and older; or people who live with or care for others who are high risk of developing serious complications.

Whooping cough: Incidences of this infection have dramatically increased across the country in the last two years, and in California, state law now requires that middle and high-school students be vaccinated before entering school. Risk of death is highest in infants and small children, so these age groups, adults who come into contact with them and pregnant women are encouraged to stay up to date on their whooping cough/pertussis vaccinations. Even teens and adults who were completely vaccinated as children need the Tdap booster vaccination.

Shingles: Zostavax immunizations can successfully combat this virus, which affects an estimated 1 million people each year. Shingles is a painful, contagious rash that shows up as a recurrence of the chickenpox virus. As we age, our immunity against the virus diminishes, so the CDC recommends a shingles vaccination for anyone over the age of 60.

Travelers: If you're headed on an international trip, you may need immunizations for yellow fever, hepatitis, typhoid and more. Pharmaca offers pre-travel consultations with our pharmacists to help identify and administer the vaccinations needed for your destination.