According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an annual flu vaccine is the single best way to maximize your protection against the flu. And if you do come down with the flu, the vaccine may help reduce its severity. Our Pharmacies make it easy to get the protection you need.
- Flu vaccines are available every day in our Pharmacy — no appointment necessary.
- Our Pharmacies are open late and on the weekends.
- Flu vaccinations are available at no cost under most insurance plans and may be covered as a $0 co -pay — check with your Pharmacist for more details.
What is the flu?
Influenza, also called the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. (Source: CDC)
Why is getting a flu vaccine important?
Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Older people, young children and people with certain health conditions are at high risk of serious flu complications. (Source: CDC)
Who should get the flu vaccine?**
Different flu vaccines are approved for people of different ages. There are flu vaccines that are approved for use in people as young as 6 months of age. Flu vaccines are approved for use in pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions. (Source: CDC)
Who should not get the flu vaccine?
Children younger than 6 months and people with severe, life-threatening allergies to flu vaccines or any ingredient in the vaccine should not get the flu vaccine. (Source: CDC)
How often should I get the flu vaccine?
An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of getting sick with seasonal flu and spreading it to others. The more people get vaccinated against the flu, the less the flu can spread through that community. (Source: CDC)
What types of flu vaccine are there?
The CDC recommends the use of injectable influenza vaccines (including inactivated influenza vaccines and recombinant influenza vaccines).
*Information on this page was referenced from CDC.gov.