Flu vs. Common Cold: Symptoms & Treatment
Both the flu and the common cold are viral respiratory infections, but there are some key differences. Contact your local Safeway Pharmacist or other healthcare provider to learn more about how you can differentiate the two.
Flu Shots: Why You Should Get Vaccinated
The flu shot is one of the best ways to prevent catching the flu. By receiving the flu vaccine, you not only protect yourself, but also high-risk people around you. As public health measures change in your community, there will be a greater opportunity to catch seasonal viruses. It is more important than ever to stay up-to-date on your vaccination schedule, including getting the flu shot.
Immunizations and Pregnancy
During pregnancy, expecting mothers are mindful of what they put into their bodies, including vaccinations. The flu vaccine, however, is recommended and deemed safe at any stage of pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
High Risk Groups
You may be at higher risk of developing complications if you contract the flu if you belong to one of the groups listed below. Contact your local Safeway Pharmacist with your questions regarding how to protect yourself.
- Pregnant women
- Adults and children with chronic health conditions
- People of any age who are residents of nursing homes and other chronic care facilities
The flu shot is safe and is an effective way to help prevent the flu. Most people have mild to no side effects from the vaccine. Severe side effects are very rare.