Flu, Pneumonia &
Shingles Immunizations, Plus Travel Vaccines and Many Others

Independent Drug offers all the immunizations that Maryland law allows pharmacists to administer. Among these are the seasonal flu vaccine, the pneumonia vaccine, the shingles vaccine, travel vaccines, tetanus boosters, and many others. You will find that our out-of-pocket prices for all of our shots are competitive if your insurance does not cover the cost of the vaccination. For some, insurance only covers a vaccination in your doctor's office, but for those customers, we suggest you consider what your office visit co-pay would be versus the convenience of just stopping in at Independent Drug for your shot.

Why get your vaccination out in the middle of the produce aisle of a grocery store? We offer a private consultation area to administer vaccinations. Call today or stop by for more information.


Flu Shots (Seasonal Flu Vaccination)

Patients 9 years and older can get vaccinated for the seasonal flu by an Independent Drug pharmacist right in the pharmacy. While flu season varies from year to year, it usually starts as early as October and can run through early spring. It is generally recommended that everyone 6 months and older get immunized against the seasonal flu. No prescription is required. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website can provide for more details about the flu and flu shots.


NO APPOINTMENT OR PRESCRIPTION
       IS NEEDED FOR A FLU SHOT.


Flu Vaccination Snapshot

  • FOR: Patients 9 years and older
    (if under age 9, please see your pediatrician)
  • WHEN: Fall to spring
  • PRESCRIPTION REQUIRED?: No

Pneumonia Vaccine

All adults that qualify for the pneumonia vaccination can get vaccinated by an Independent Drug pharmacist right in the pharmacy. It is currently recommended that all adults aged 65 and older get a one-time vaccination, as well as persons who are 2 years and older and at high risk for disease (for example, persons with sickle cell disease, HIV infection or other conditions that compromise the immune system). Pneumonia shots are also recommended for adults who smoke cigarettes or who have asthma and are between 19 and 64 years of age. A PRESCRIPTION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS VACCINATION. If you need a pneumonia vaccination, we can help you request the prescription from your doctor. We'll also notify your physician after we've administered your vaccination.

Pneumonia Vaccination Snapshot

  • FOR: All patients age 65+; at-risk patients age 2+;
    smokers and persons with asthma age 19 to 64
  • WHEN: Year-round
  • PRESCRIPTION REQUIRED?: Yes

Shingles (Zoster) Vaccine

It is recommended that adults aged 50 and older receive a shingles vaccination. Shingles is also known as "zoster." Even if you've already had shingles, you can reduce your risk of a repeat episode of shingles by getting the vaccination. A PRESCRIPTION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS VACCINATION. If you need a shingles vaccination, we can help you request the prescription from your doctor. If your insurance doesn't cover the cost of a shingles vaccination, you may qualify for a manufacturer's rebate. Once we've administered the vaccination, we can notify your doctor.

Shingles Vaccination Snapshot

  • FOR: Patients age 50+
  • WHEN: Year-round
  • PRESCRIPTION REQUIRED?: Yes

Come by Anytime or Make An Appointment

Feel free to stop in anytime. We always have a certified immunizing pharmacist on duty to assist you. You do not need an appointment or prescription for a flu shot, and we can help you get a prescription for a pneumonia or shingles vaccination. You'll save time by choosing Independent Drug for these important vaccinations.