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Flu Shot For Best Price – National Deals on Flu Shots 2014

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September 25, 2014 by danisdecadentdeals

Get the Flu Shot!

Each year the seasonal flu vaccine is produced to protect against the three viruses or flu strains that research indicates will be most prevalent. The CDC recommends a flu shot for everyone over the age of 6 months and recommends that people get immunized as soon as the vaccine becomes available.  There are so many people that are skeptical about the flu shot, but they really have no need to be. I get mine every year and I cannot even remember the last time I got sick!

Dani got her flu shot today!

Dani got her flu shot today!

Below I have decided to share a brief list of pharmacies and drug stores that offering the flu shot along with their price points, so that people can decipher where is the best place to go to save money when getting their vaccination. These prices listed are from the Orange County & Los Angeles area for Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Target, & Costco. Other areas may vary slightly. Stores I did not list are other stores that are based nationally but not located in Orange County & Los Angeles County.

I also want to make sure to note that with Obama-care, most people are now covered by default.  It seems like most pharmacies cover the flu shot completely when you show your insurance card. In case you are not covered or cannot find your card, the prices are as follows.  Also, Please keep in mind that flu shot p[rices can vary based upon if you get the shot or a nasal mist.  Prices are higher for seniors as well.  Lowest prices are listed below. If any prices have changed, please let me know below. This is what I found on my research.:)

Rite Aid – The price is $60 for a flu shot when paying with cash.  This price is more than double from last year! They say most insurance covers it though..

 

 

CVS – Flu shots here are $31.99, but they also accept insurance and offer a 20% off shopping pass

 

 

BI-LOBI-LO shoppers that enroll for the company’s Discount Pharmacy Card will pay a discounted rate of $24.99 for a flu shot in the store.

 

 

Giant Food Stores A flu shot is $35, but Giant accepts most major medical insurance, plus Medicare.  Customers with a prescription savings card receive $10 off of the regular price of a flu shot. You can also receive a free coupon book worth more than $40 in savings, while supplies last, to all customers who receive a flu shot.

 

KrogerA flu shot is $28. There is no coupon book, but this is one the lowest prices for a  flu shot in a store.  Most insurance is accepted.

 

 

 

Winn-DixieWinn-Dixie shoppers receiving a flu vaccination will receive a coupon book with $15 in savings on products like hand sanitizer, disinfectants and tissues, while supplies last. There are 3 flu shot options:

    • Regular flu vaccination $24.99 with Winn-Dixie Reward       Card
    • Intradermal vaccination $24.99 with Winn-Dixie Reward       Card
    • Fluzone high-dose vaccination $44.99 with Winn-Dixie       Reward Card

Costco – A flu shot at Costco is only $14.99. This is by far the cheapest place to go without insurance.  You do not have to be a member to get a shot. Make an appointment because shots are not administered everyday. Print and fill out your vaccine consent form and bring a copy to save time at your appointment.

TargetTarget stores are offering $24.99 flu shots at their pharmacies this year. Flu shots count towards 5% off a day of shopping at Target.  There is no appointment necessary. THIS IS WHERE I WENT!!!!  GREAT DEAL…TOTALLY FREE WITH MY INSURANCE!!!!

 

 

Walmart – It costs $25 for a flu shot at Walmart, but also you can expect that a registered nurse will be administering your vaccine.

 

 

 

Walgreens – A flu shot here is $32.99.

 

 Pathmark – Flu shots are $24.99 and with a card get a discount and get your flu shot for $19.99.

 

 

Publix Flu shots at Publix are $30 for a standard shot & $55 for the senior high adult dosage for those over the age of 65.

A few more quick tips

*Make sure to ask all pharmacies if they accept insurance before you pay. Some of them cover cost in full like mine did.

*Check with your insurance company as many insurance companies will cover the flu shot as it is deemed as a preventative expense. Sometimes there is a simple co-pay that is around $5 to $15.

* Those with Medicare can get the shot for free. Check with your medicare insurance policy to get more information.

*Older seniors will also find that many local senior centers will offer shots for $15 to $40 per shot. Sometimes these centers will also take people under the age of 55.

*Veterans can get the flu shot for free if they head to their local VA hospital.

* Also, always check with your employer to inquire about free or discounted flu shots offered through work.

*If you’re in college, the health center also sometimes offers free or discounted flu shots.

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35 thoughts on “Flu Shot For Best Price – National Deals on Flu Shots 2014

  1. Erin says:

    This is great! The adults in our house still need ours, but the kids are covered. Last year I went to Target and it ended up being a lot more than 25. I think it was 60. My insurance usually sends me a coupon to get it done free at CVS, but we don’t have a CVS nearby which is why I went with Target. This year I’m going with the free coupon!

    • It could be more depending on if you get the mist instead of the standard shot. Senior shots are also a higher price. With Target I usually get mine for free because they are covered with insurance. That is so awesome about your free coupon!!

  2. What a great resource for those looking for a flu shot!

  3. rmanea says:

    Thanks for the list… my father in law just went to CVS and got his.. we are waiting to go and get ours!

  4. […] See 2014 FLU SHOT PRICE ARTICLE HERE.  Each year the seasonal flu vaccine is produced to protect against the three viruses or flu strains that research indicates will be most prevalent. This season there is a new vaccine which includes H1N1, as well as H3N2 and a B virus which are different from those recommended for the Northern Hemisphere last season. The CDC recommends a flu shot for everyone over the age of 6 months and recommends that people get immunized as soon as the vaccine becomes available. […]

  5. ryantlabee says:

    Great post! very helpful! I am active duty military so this kind of thing is lost on me sometimes–im forced to get them every year and it doesn’t cost me. Great stuff.

  6. memoirmom says:

    I just got my first flu shot ever this year! I cant risk another season with the chance of getting sick, mommies don’t get sick days! 🙂

  7. I just followed your pages..I hope to see more of you updates! This really helped

  8. janetvlt says:

    Great research on pricing. I didn’t know they varied that much. My husband gets his free at work. And if you are over 50 you can’t get the mist.

  9. Shasta says:

    I get the flu shot every year and have been for about 11 years now. I first started getting them because I worked in a hospital, but even though I’m a stay at home mom I still get it. I have a little girl to look after (she gets one as well) and cannot afford to get sick.

  10. talesfromasouthernmomof3 says:

    Thanks for this, now I can refer others to this list. It seems someone is always asking me.

  11. jamiemolnar says:

    wow – $60 bucks at Rite Aid? that is super expensive for a flu shot hey?

  12. I have never taken the flu shot at all. There are so many sources for it. What a list!

  13. We do not do the flu shot in our home. It’s good to know though how many places offer it for people who do want the shot.

  14. Manu Kalia says:

    Wow, Amazing on how your place has a lot of resources in flu shot.

  15. We are all covered here already… all but OH… he doesn’t believe in flu shots

  16. Fathima Syedali says:

    Thanks a lot for this list of flu shot. It could definitely help every one, who is seeking for flu vaccines at a better price.

  17. Great information and great list! Thank you for posting it!

  18. It’s great that people have options and the prices are coming down across the board. I’m loving it.

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