The flu is a highly contagious, viral respiratory illness. Find out how you can fight the flu. Explore your options—original, intradermal, nasal mist, high-dosage and preservative-free—and ask your Target pharmacist which type of flu vaccination is right for you. Visit Flu HQ to find out more.
Shingles is a painful localized skin rash often with blisters that is caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that causes chickenpox. Anyone who has had chickenpox can develop shingles. Shingles vaccine is recommended to reduce the risk of shingles and its associated pain in people 60 years old or older.
Known medically as pertussis, whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. Although it initially resembles an ordinary cold, whooping cough may eventually turn more serious, particularly in infants. The best way to prevent it is through vaccinations. This vaccine is recommended for women during each pregnancy and for preteens, 11–12-year-olds.
Meningitis can be very serious and can spread quickly through dorms and schools. Keeping up to date with recommended vaccines is the best defense against meningococcal disease. This vaccine is recommended for 11–12-year-olds and a booster is recommended for 16-year-olds.
Tetanus is a serious disease that causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to "locking" of the jaw so the victim cannot open his mouth or swallow. Tetanus leads to death in about 1 in 10 cases. Several vaccines are used to prevent tetanus among children, adolescents and adults, including Td.
Target Pharmacies are not located in all Target stores, hours vary by location, services of pharmacist may not be available at all times when Target stores are open. Free translation services available. Pharmacy health services such as vaccinations and health screening events may not be available in all locations.
When you drop off or pick up a prescription, talk one-on-one with our pharmacists. Ask any questions or tell them about any concerns you may have about the medicines you take. Our pharmacists will be happy to answer your questions and to share what they know with you.