How Tarrytown Pharmacy is protecting our staff and patients!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What type of shot do you carry?

A: We carry Afluria Quadrivalent Flu Shots. And for patients 65 and older, we offer the Fluad Quadrivalent adjuvent flu shot. The high dose flu shot is available upon request.

Q: When should I get the flu shot?

A: While the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has not yet voted on the flu vaccine recommendations for 2020-2021, CDC does not anticipate a major change in the recommendation on timing of vaccination. Getting vaccinated in July or August is too early, especially for older people, because of the likelihood of reduced protection against flu infection later in the flu season. September and October are good times to get vaccinated. However, as long as flu viruses are circulating, vaccination should continue, even in January or later.

Q: What precautions are you taking to keep staff and patients safe this flu season, especially during COVID.

A: Immunization staff will be outfitted with all the necessary PPE to safely provide immunizations to patients. Face masks, face shields, gloves, and eye protection.

Q: Do offer flu shots for businesses or off-site clinics? 

A: Yes! Check out our page for business flu shot clinics! Click Here! 

Q: What strains of influenza are included in this year's shot?

A: 2020-2021 Influenza strains

1) A/Victoria/2454/2019 IVR-207

2) A/Hong Kong/2671/2019 IVR-208 

3) 400 B/Victoria/705/2018 BVR-11

4) B/Phuket/3073/2013 401 BVR-1B

Q: What is the difference between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19?

Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two.

While more is learned every day, there is still a lot that is unknown about COVID-19 and the virus that causes it. This table​ compares COVID-19 and flu, given the best available information to date.

To learn more about COVID-19, visit Coronavirus (COVID-19).

To learn more about flu, visit Influenza (Flu).

Q: Why are you charging $15 for a COVID-19 Safety and Precaution Fee?

A: COVID-19 has caused all healthcare fields to adjust and adapt to new ways of providing excellent care in a safe manner to patients. In order to properly care for patients during this time, Tarrytown Pharmacy has had to incur extra costs for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), sanitization supplies and time to clean, as well as infrastructure to provide efficient and safe immunizations. The $15 fee helps cover the costs for these precautions, and helps ensure a safe experience for our patients and staff! 

*We have waived the $15 charge for our patients ages 65 and older, in order to encourage those at higher risk to receive the flu shot this year!

Did you know? Everyone in your family who is 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every year. #FightFlu