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Got My 2016 – 2017 Flu Shot, 0.5 FLUARIX QUAD AX At The Alton, N.H., Hannaford Pharmacy.

by Anura Guruge


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This is the fifth year running I got my annual flu shot at our local, Alton Hannaford Pharmacy — this last Saturday, November 19, 2016.

It does not get any easier or more convenient. And now they tout and honor a ZERO co-pay. So, no cost other than what they bill your insurance.

Very efficient. Very professional. Quite fast. Very little wait time.

Yes, I know that they don’t even KNOW what this winter’s flu virus is going to be!

Same story as last year.

The vaccine, quite literally, is a shot in the dark. Best guess, hope for the best, fingers crossed.

But in my old age and with very little blood cells, red or white, I can’t take any chances.

In 2010, around Thanksgiving, I nearly died — a doctor at Dartmouth Hitchcock going to great lengths to see if he could make it happen. Since then I have been getting a flu shot, every year, in November.


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by Anura Guruge

Got My 2015 – 2016 Flu Shot, 0.5 FLUVIRIN At The Alton, N.H., Hannaford Pharmacy.

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>> Too late for a better 2015 vaccine?

>> 2014 flu shot, again from Hannaford.
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2013 flu shot from Hanaford.

>> 2012 flu shot, at Hannaford.
>> Free flu shots for NH kids.


This is the fourth year running that I have just nipped over to our very handy pharmacy at the Alton Hannaford’s and got my flu shot — with hardly any delay and definitely without any fuss. I love the convenience and the speed.

We are new to taking flu shots. I did not believe in them — plus there was the added factor that I was somewhat younger.

I had also never thought that I would ever get my flu shots from a local pharmacy. Well it sure beats going to a doctor’s office and having to wait 30 minutes.

I have only used the Hannaford’s pharmacy in Alton and to be fair I consider them friends, and until earlier this year, our friend, Richard Leonard, was one of the pharmacists there. This year I got it from a stand-in pharmacist, Peter Hill, that I have never seen before. But he was good. Didn’t feel a thing. I checked the syringe to make sure that he had actually given me a shot! You know I am the ever trusting sort.

So two thumbs up for Hannaford.

The vaccine I got is referred to as 0.5 FLUVIRIN 2015 – 2016, manufactured by Novartis on one sheet of paper and as Trivalent IIV by Sanofi, batch number 1514801, in another. So lets see how it goes.