If you haven’t had a yearly flu shot this year, it’s not too late. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu season peaks from December to March.
And while there’s no evidence that a flu shot will protect you from COVID-19, it could be helpful in another way. The fewer people who get sick with the flu this year, the better: America’s health care systems are already under strain at the behest of an ongoing pandemic.
Most flu vaccines in the United States are quadrivalent vaccines, meaning it protects against four strains of the virus. There are also specially formulated flu vaccines, including high-dose vaccines, for people over 65 years of age.
Although most major health insurance providers cover the cost of getting a flu shot, it is not always an option. Without insurance, you can still get a flu shot starting at $ 19.99, depending on where you go. Here are six stores that offer seasonal flu vaccines and vaccine prices there.
Last updated: November 4, 2020