As I hear people sneezing more often, its a very good reminder that flu season is coming. Fortunately, my husband’s health insurance covers our shots. But if yours doesn’t or if you don’t have insurance you should still try to get your flu shot. There are many options for getting a low cost flu shot.
Even if you have insurance but your work hours make getting to your doctor difficult, most of these places will accept insurance and require no co-pay, but that could vary by plan.
There are several location at which you can get your shot for FREE or for a small fee, depending on your insurance status and your specific plan details if you do have insurance. But, that fee is probably much less than the cost of missing work for a week because you have the flu).
The list of low cost flu shot locations (or FREE with insurance):
- CVS: $39.99. You’ll also get a 20% off shopping pass while supplies last but not at MA MinuteClinics
- Walgreens: $31.99 -$39.99
- Wal Mart: $25. Insurance acceptance varies.
- Stop & Shop: $35.
- Target: $24.99-$39.99. Plus you’ll get a $5 Target gift card.
- Rite Aid: $31.99 -$39.99
- Costco: $14.99 This is the cheapest on this list if you don’t have insurance.
Before going anywhere, check with your town or county health department. Many offer FREE flu clinics this month. In addition, check your nearest store before heading out to make sure they are offering shots and when.
You can also check the CDC’s flu shot locator that will show you a map of locations in your area that offer the flu shot.