It's That Time of Year Again!

Posted by Rebekah Rose on September 2, 2015 14:00 pm CDT

It's that time of year again... Time to get your annual flu shot! Did you know that flu shots are now available at Medicine Store Pharmacy? We now also offer several other vaccinations, as well. Immunizations are an important part of keeping yourself healthy. You may have questions as to what vaccines you may need. Our pharmacists are specially trained to immunize for flu, pneumonia, shingles, and diptherira/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) and can answer any questions you may have about vaccines. These vaccines may be covered by Medicare, Medicaid or your insurance. Pneumovax is the vaccination we use for pneumococcal lung disease. It is a one-time vaccine for all individuals over 65 or for those 50-65 who have certain chronic medical conditions. Zostavax is to help prevent or lessen the severity of shingles. This one time vaccine is currently recommended for all individuals over the age of 60. Boostrix is the vaccine indicated for active booster immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) for anyone age 65 and older. If you are interested in any of these vaccines, please call the pharmacy so we can schedule an appointment with your pharmacist.

"While attending pharmacy school, I knew that someday I wanted to open my own pharmacy. I envisioned a pharmacy where I could talk to people one-on-one. By listening and learning about their health concerns, I could use what I had learned to help them. I graduated from pharmacy school in 1978 and went to work for a chain store, then a hospital, then an independent pharmacy, all of which gave me valuable experience. But I still had the desire to open my own store.

In 1984, at age 30, my dream of owning my own pharmacy came true. With the help of a friend who was willing to take a chance on me and loan me the start-up money, The Medicine Shoppe opened its doors and filled its first prescription on July 9th, 1984. My goal was to serve my patients and customers to the best of my ability. Over the years, I have carefully built a staff that shares those same goals.

Even though our name has changed, 27 years later the entire staff of Medicine Store Pharmacy still has that same goal in mind. We are here to serve you.

Thank you to all of my loyal customers: past, present and future. "Jerry Popek, Owner, Medicine Store Pharmacy