It’s that time of year again, time to get your flu shot and we recommend making it a family affair! At 501 Pharmacy we are able to administer flu shots to patients 14 and up. We currently have plenty of vaccines available. Flu shots are just $34.99 for cash-paying patients but are generally free with most insurances. No appointments needed! Stop by 501 Pharmacy Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., or on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., to get your flu shot.
High Dose Flu Shots Coming Soon
High dose flu shots are not in yet but should be here by the end of September. They reformulated the vaccine which has delayed us getting it at 501 Pharmacy. High dose flu shots are usually 100% covered by insurance. If you are not sure if you need a high dose flu shot or the regular flu shot, talk to someone on our team and they can help.
Why Should You Get the Flu Shot?
Influenza or the flu is a very serious disease that can lead to hospitalization or even death. Every flu season is unique and the flu affects everyone differently. Even a person who is very healthy can get sick from the flu or a flu-related illness and spread it to others.
Getting the flu shot is not just about protecting yourself, it also helps the community. When you get the flu shot, you are helping to keep higher-risk seniors and young children, who may not be able to get the vaccine, safe.
Who Should Get the Flu Shot?
Everyone who is six months or older should get the flu vaccine every season. These flu shots are also approved for use in pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions.
The only people who should not get a flu shot are those that are younger than six months of age or who have life-threatening allergies to the flu vaccine or any ingredient that is in the vaccine. If you have an allergy to eggs or any of the ingredients in the vaccine, you should talk to your doctor about your allergy before getting the flu shot. If you are not feeling well, you should talk to your doctor about your symptoms before you get the flu shot or wait until you are feeling better.