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Vaccinations

Vaccinations in Baltimore, MDNorthern Pharmacy Offers Vaccinations

Northern Pharmacy is now offering vaccinations for Shingles, Pneumonia, Seasonal Flu, and the H1N1 Flu. All times are subject to changes and/or delays. Please call ahead.

Seasonal Flu Vaccine (includes H1N1)
Monday   10am - 5pm
Tuesday   10am - 5pm
Wednesday   10am - 5pm
Thursday   10m - 5pm
Friday   10am - 5pm

*Fee will be covered if Medicare Part B is primary.

Pneumonia Vaccine
Monday through Friday before 4pm, by appointment only. Call 410-254-2055 extension 369.

*Fee is usually covered by Medicare Part B.
 
Shingles Vaccine

Monday through Friday before 4pm, by appointment only. Call 410-254-2055 extension 369. You may also contact Matthew Gust at 443-915-0515 or email at mgust@northernpharmacy.com.
Some prescription insurances may cover these costs.

Shingles Vaccine FAQs

How much is it going to cost?

Call the pharmacy about pricing and most details.

Is my insurance going to cover it?

Medicare Part D sometimes covers it. We can check for you before your appointment to get the shot. We bill most insurances with the exception of Medicare part A or B. We have to bill prescription insurance since you are getting the shot in our Pharmacy. 

Does it hurt?
The Pharmacist will go over that more thoroughly with you and will let you know of any side effects. 

 

How come you don’t bill my health insurance?
We don’t bill your health insurance because you are getting the shot in our Pharmacy. Your health insurance would be billed if your doctor administered the shot. 

Can I buy the shot in your Pharmacy and have my Doctor give it to me?

That is possible but difficult. We would still bill your insurance for the price of the shot just not the administration fee. The shot would have to be ice packed because it’s kept frozen until administered. You would only have a 20 minute window from picking up the shot to actually receiving the shot due its sensitivity to temperature. 

Is the shot effective?
The purpose of the vaccine is to prevent you from getting a severe case of shingles. It does not prevent you from getting it ever again. 

What exactly is shingles?

Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Only someone who has had a case of chickenpox – or has had the chickenpox vaccine – can get shingles. This virus stays in your body and can manifest many years later as shingles.

Who should get vaccinated?

Anyone who has had the chicken pox needs to get vaccinated, but the CDC recommends that everyone 60 years old and older be vaccinated.

Will I need a booster shot?

No, the shingles vaccination is a once in a lifetime shot.

If you have any other questions, contact Northern Pharmacy online or call us at 410-254-2055 extension 369.