August is National Immunization Awareness Month!

Posted on August 8, 2016 15:17 pm CDT

We all need shots (also called vaccinations or immunizations) to help protect us from serious diseases. To help keep our community safe, Medicine Store is proudly participating in National Immunization Awareness Month.

Shots can prevent serious diseases like the flu, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), diphtheria, shingles, and pneumonia. It’s important to know which shots you need and when to get them.

  • Everyone age 6 months and older needs to get a flu vaccine every year. Other shots work best when they are given at certain ages. Medicine Store will have the 2016-2017 Flu Vaccines available in September. 
  • If you have a child age 6 or younger, find out which shots your child needs by talking with their pediatrician. 
  • Use this chart for adults to see if you are up to date on all of your shots. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule-easy-read.pdf 
  • Talk to your doctor or nurse to make sure that everyone in your family gets the shots they need. To learn more, visit Medicine Store. 
  • All adults age 65 years or older are recommended to get a pneumonia vaccine, or if it has been 10 years or more since your last pneumonia vaccine. 
  • Medicine Store offers the following vaccinations: shingles, pneumonia, influenza and Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis). 
  • Medicine Store can bill to Medicare Part B, Missouri Medicaid, and most major prescription drug plans.
"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