Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

November 20, 2013

Get facts and flu shot Nov. 22


CROSSVILLE — The community is invited to Fairfield Glade Assisted Living for a public service offered by Rite Aid pharmacy on Friday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon. You will hear the facts about flu vaccinations from registered pharmacist, Larry Renaud. You can also get your annual flu shot for little or no cost. Please bring your Medicare or private health insurance card. Cash payment is $25. You do not need an appointment for this public event, which will take place at 637 Woodgate Dr. near the Dollar General on Peavine Rd.

Dr. Renaud will debunk many myths about the flu vaccination: "I’m healthy, I don’t need a flu shot." "I got a flu shot last year so I don’t need one this fall." "Is the vaccine really safe?”

There are many reasons why children over six months of age and adults, especially those over the age of 50, should get a flu shot. A few good reasons: the vaccination may keep you from getting the flu or at least the symptoms will be milder and the risk of serious complications can be reduced. Flu viruses change quickly, so you should get a flu shot every year, preferably in the fall.

Fairfield Glade Assisted Living is a residential home that offers private suites with full-time care and home cooked meals. It can be a home away from home if assistance is needed with the activities of daily living or medication supervision. For a small fee, individuals can visit for just the day to participate in social activities or for a week or so if that is needed. For a tour or more information, call Jeff Rasmussen at 456-7793.

Call Rite Aid pharmacy at 484-4388 with any questions about flu shots. Vaccinations are also offered without an appointment at the pharmacy at 1106 N. Main St. in Crossville.