Adult Immunizations

It only takes a few minutes, no appointment necessary!

Skip the trip to the doctor's office

At our Wegmans Pharmacies, we want to help you stay healthy by providing easy and convenient access to immunizations. Our licensed Pharmacists will assist you with a flu shot or another vaccination. Immunization availability depends on state law. Please see the list below, or contact your Wegmans Pharmacy, to learn more.

Immunizations Available at Wegmans

Influenza (Flu)

Influenza ("flu") is a virus that affects thousands of children and adults every year in the United States. The virus is contagious meaning it can spread from person to person very easily through: sneezing, coughing or nasal secretions. The symptoms seen in infected individuals include fever, sore throat, cough, chills, muscle aches and fatigue. The virus can also worsen other medical conditions. For example, individuals who have problems in their heart, lungs, and kidneys, or have a weak immune system can get more severe symptoms.

By getting the vaccine you can protect yourself as well as avoid spreading the virus to other individuals. Each year the virus strain the flu shot protects against changes. Therefore, the shot you received last year may not protect you from this year’s flu, so you should get immunized every year as soon as the vaccine becomes available. It takes about 2 weeks after the shot for you to be protected from the flu. Your protection from the flu will last about a year.

Anyone 18 and older can receive a walk-up flu shot during normal Pharmacy hours, no prescription needed!

Available in all states. Flu shots are covered in full by many health insurance policies. For those without insurance the cost is $29.99.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is caused by the Hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is found in the stool of the infected person. The virus attacks your liver and can cause symptoms such as jaundice (yellow eyes, skin), darkening of urine, severe diarrhea, stomach pain and flu-like symptoms (fever/chills, sore throat). HAV is spread by eating food and drinking water that is contaminated with the virus and by close contact with an infected person. Some people can be sick for up to a month and may be hospitalized. Getting the vaccine can prevent Hepatitis A infection.

Available in MA, MD, NJ, PA, VA

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). The virus can spread when individuals come in contact with contaminated blood (cuts, bites and open skin wounds of an infected person) or in contact with bodily fluids (by having unprotected sexual intercourse). A baby can get infected if the mother is infected. People can also be infected if they come in contact with a contaminated object. For example, sharing needles, razors or toothbrushes. People who are infected can get short-term symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, jaundice (yellow eyes and skin), fatigue, muscle aches and feeling very tired. Some people can have long-term infections which can cause serious liver damage and also liver cancer. These individuals may not feel sick but they can still spread the disease to people around them. It is estimated that about 2000-4000 individuals die from liver damage or cancer caused by HBV every year.

Available in MA, MD, NJ, PA, VA

Varicella (Chicken Pox)

Varicella or chicken pox is caused by a virus. It is most commonly seen in children. The symptoms can include rash, itching, fever and fatigue. It can also lead to scars from chicken pox blisters, severe skin infections and bacterial infections such as pneumonia. The virus can be spread from person to person through direct contact or through air particles (eg. coughing). Most people who get vaccinated will not develop chicken pox.

Available in MA, MD, NJ, PA, VA

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

Shingles or Herpes Zoster is a disease caused by the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) – this virus also causes chicken pox. It appears as a painful skin rash sometimes with blisters. The rash can appear on one side of the face or one side of the body with symptoms of pain. The symptoms can last from 2-4 weeks. Other symptoms include: fever/chills, headaches and upset stomach. Shingles is not contagious meaning you cannot get it from another person. Only people who have gotten chicken pox or in rare cases, the chicken pox vaccine can get shingles. Shingles is common in people who are 50 years or older. Getting the vaccine can reduce your chances of getting shingles by 50%.

Available in all states.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Genital HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. Most infections do not cause symptoms and go away on their own within 2 years. Sometimes, the infection can progress and can cause serious problems such as genital warts and cervical cancer. Approximately 20 million individuals in the United States are infected with HPV. The vaccine can prevent this infection and its other problems, including cervical cancer.

Available in MA, MD, NJ, PA, VA

MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)

Measles, Mumps and Rubella are serious diseases caused by a virus. They are contagious and can spread from person to person through air particles. These are most commonly seen in children. Since the use of vaccines, the incidence of these diseases has declined in the United States.

Measles: The most common symptoms include fever, rash, cough, eye irritations, and runny nose. It can also lead to seizures and pneumonia.

Mumps: The most common symptoms include fever, headache, loss of appetite and swollen glands. It can also cause complications such as meningitis, testicular inflammation and deafness.

Rubella: The most common symptoms include mild fever, rash and arthritis. Pregnant women that become infected have a higher risk of complications with their pregnancy, including miscarriage.

Available in MA, MD, NJ, PA, VA

Meningococcal (Meningitis)

Meningitis is a bacterial infection in the fluid surrounding the brain and the spinal cord. Meningitis can cause significant sickness. People can damage their nervous system and severe cases may lead to amputation of their arms or legs. Symptoms of meningitis include sudden fever, headache and stiff neck. It can be spread from person to person by exchanging respiratory and throat secretions, such as coughing or kissing, or especially if living in the same dorm rooms or household.

Available in all states.

Pneumococcal Disease

Pneumonia is an infection caused by either bacteria or a virus. It can lead to serious infections in your lungs, blood and brain. Anyone can get pneumonia but it is most common in people who are 65 years and older, smokers and those with a weak immune system. The most common symptoms include cough, fever/chills, and shortness of breath and chest pain. Getting the vaccine can help prevent death from pneumonia.

Available in all states.

Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis)

Tetanus
Tetanus infection is caused by bacteria. It produces a poisonous toxin in your body that can cause painful muscle contractions and muscle spasms. It mainly affects muscles in the neck and abdomen. It can cause problems such as breathing complications, difficulty swallowing, seizures and death. The bacteria do not spread from person to person, but instead through deep cuts and wounds in the skin.

Diphtheria
Diphtheria is caused by a toxin producing bacteria – it creates a thick membrane to cover the back of your throat. It can lead to upper respiratory tract infections and cause breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure, and also death.

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Pertussis is very contagious and causes severe coughing, difficulty breathing, vomiting and difficulty sleeping. The cough has a distinct sound or "whoop", leading to its name. Continuous coughing can cause hospitalizations and can make you pass out. Pertussis can cause severe symptoms in children such as seizures, pneumonia, brain damage and death.

Since the vaccination, the tetanus and diphtheria rates have dropped by 99% and pertussis cases have dropped by about 92%.

Available in all states.

*With most insurances. While supplies last; age restrictions may apply in some states.

List Quick View
List Quick View

|

Not Available at
Items listed as Not Available may not be sold in your store or may not be available at this time.
Est. List Total at
Your estimated total will vary depending on weight/number of items, tax, discounts, etc. Your actual total can only be determined upon purchase at checkout.
VIEW FULL LIST
Not Available
Note