Flu Vaccination IQ

It's flu season. We've got
your family covered.

Get $5 off $25* when you get
a no-cost** flu shot.

Why is a flu shot important?

The flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. It's especially important that seniors, infants and other people with weakened immune systems get vaccinated.

We have the right flu shots for everyone in the family:

  • Seasonal for adults and children (preservative free, upon request)
  • High dose for ages 65+

Flu myths and facts

Myth: The flu shot can give you the flu.

Fact: A flu shot can't cause the flu. The flu vaccine is made two ways: with an "inactivated" virus, which is not infectious or with no flu vaccine viruses at all.

Myth: People don't need to get vaccinated every year.

Fact: The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for just about everyone 6 months and older for two reasons. First, the body's immune response from vaccinations declines over time, so an annual vaccine is needed for optimal protection. Second, because the flu viruses are constantly changing, the formulation of the flu vaccine is reviewed each year and sometimes updated to keep up with the changes.

Myth: After Thanksgiving is too late in the season to get the flu shot.

Fact: Getting the flu vaccine can still help to protect against the flu as long as the flu viruses are circulating. If you haven't been vaccinated by the end of November, December or even later, it's still not too late. The flu is unpredictable, and seasons can vary. Seasonal flu usually peaks in January or February, but can occur as late as May.

Did you know?

  • The flu season is unpredictable. It can begin as early as October and can last as late as May.
  • Children younger than 5, especially those younger than 2, are at high risk for complications from the flu.
  • Parents and caregivers need a flu shot to help protect high-risk children and infants who are too young to receive the vaccine.
  • Fever, coughing, body aches, headaches, chills and fatigue are all common symptoms of the flu. Sneezing, sore throat and a stuffy nose without fever, are commonly associated with a cold.
  • Getting the flu can cause you to miss work, school as well as social plans for up to 2 weeks.

We're here to help

Find out more about our service
and nearby clinics that offer it.

  • Open 7 days a week
  • No appointment necessary
  • Most insurance accepted
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Resources

CVS pharmacists administer vaccinations at over 9,000 CVS Pharmacy® locations.

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This information should be used for general educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Neither MinuteClinic, L.L.C., its subsidiaries or affiliates, nor any other party assumes liability for loss or damage due to reliance on this information.

* Offer available from 8/14/17 through 3/31/18. Coupon valid for one time use at CVS Pharmacy® locations only, on non-pharmacy purchases with a minimum purchase of $25. Savings applied to total qualifying purchase after other coupons & discounts are applied. ExtraCare® card must be presented for savings. Cannot be redeemed at MinuteClinic® or to discount flu shot. Terms and conditions are applied to coupon. See coupon for details. Coupon cannot be issued in AR, HI, MA, NJ, NY, PA, RI or MinuteClinic locations inside Target stores. Limit one per customer.

** Flu shots available when MinuteClinic® health care provider is on duty, while supplies last. Age restrictions apply. Patients 18 months and older in most states, 24 months and older in KY, 5 years and older in CT. Eligible patients will not pay any copayments unless otherwise required by their plan, including Medicare Part B.

This information should be used for general educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Neither MinuteClinic, L.L.C., its subsidiaries or affiliates, nor any other party assumes liability for loss or damage due to reliance on this information.

* Terms and conditions are applied to coupon. See coupon for details. Coupon valid for Target merchandise only. Offer available only at MinuteClinic® locations at Target from 8/14/17 through 3/31/18. Limit one per customer.

** Flu shots available when MinuteClinic® health care provider is on duty, while supplies last. Age restrictions apply. Patients 18 months and older in most states. 24 months and older in KY, 5 years and older in CT. Eligible patients will not pay any copayments unless otherwise required by their plan, including Medicare Part B.