Cypress Pharmacy, a locally owned community pharmacy, has expanded its patient preventative health care services, now offering a variety of affordable in-store vaccinations, including the flu vaccine.

The independent pharmacy now administers vaccines for hepatitis A and A/B combination, herpes zoster (commonly known as shingles), tetanus, whooping cough, human papillomavirus (HPV), influenza (flu), measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), meningococcal disease (meningitis) and pneumococcal (pneumonia).

“The well-being of our patients and the entire community is of our highest priority,” said T.J. DePaola, pharmacist-in-charge and president of Cypress Pharmacy. “Every year, many people become extremely ill from viruses and bacteria that vaccines can help prevent. With the expansion of our services to now include vaccinations, we are able to offer an additional layer of preventative health care to assist families in lowering their chances of getting certain illnesses and diseases.”

Cypress Pharmacy’s trained pharmacists administer the vaccines to patients 18 years or older in a private consultation room, with no appointment necessary during normal pharmacy hours. Immunization services are available at an affordable out-of-pocket cost or can be billed to the patient’s insurance plan, including Medicare Part B and D. The patient’s payment responsibility may vary based on insurance coverage.

With an active flu season underway, Cypress Pharmacy also offers in-store flu and strep screenings, available for $40 each. Pharmacists administer the flu screening through a nasal test and the strep screening through a throat swab, which deliver results within minutes. If tested positive, Cypress Pharmacy will contact the patient’s physician to relay the diagnosis and request a prescription.

In addition to vaccinations, Cypress Pharmacy also offers affordable in-store cholesterol and glucose screenings for $40. The combined cholesterol and glucose test is administered by using one fingerstick to conduct both screenings, and within 90 seconds, patients are provided with accurate on-site results. Screenings provide valuable information for patients to consult with their physician on preventative care or solutions, as the results are not for diagnostic or treatment purposes.

For more information about Cypress Pharmacy’s in-store immunizations and screenings, call 239-481-7322 or visit www.cypresspharmacy.com.

About Cypress Pharmacy

Cypress Pharmacy has been providing pharmaceutical and health care services in Fort Myers for more than 40 years and offers free local delivery, medication synchronization and therapy management, customized compounding for patients and pets, personalized patient consultations, flu and strep throat testing, cholesterol and glucose screening, Medicare Part D plan reviews, a broad selection of over-the-counter products, a full line of vitamins and supplements, free vitamins for children and adults 50 and up, greeting cards and Bridgewater Candles. Cypress Pharmacy also offers Dispill, a medication packaging option that makes it easier to manage and take multiple medications on a precise schedule. Medication refills can be requested in person, over the phone, online and using the Cypress Pharmacy App. Cypress Pharmacy accepts most insurance plans and Medicare Part D. The entire staff, including pharmacists T.J. DePaola and Justin Ceravolo, are dedicated to providing the best possible service to every customer. Cypress Pharmacy is located at 9451 Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers, Florida and is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, call 239-481-7322 or visit www.cypresspharmacy.com.