The flu is here! It's not too late to shield yourself and your family from the flu this year with a flu shot from Rite Aid. Not only will you keep your family healthy, you'll also receive 25 wellness+ points.* Rite Aid flu shots are covered by most insurance plans and if you don't have insurance, they are competitively priced. In addition to the standard flu shot, Fluzone High-Dose vaccine, which has shown to deliver an increased immune response, is approved for anyone over age 65 and covered by Medicare Part B.
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Why get a flu shot?
Each year in the U.S., more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. A flu vaccine is needed every year because flu viruses are constantly changing. It’s not unusual for new flu viruses to appear annually, which is why the flu vaccine is reformulated each year to keep up with the flu viruses as they change.
Who should get a flu shot?
Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu shot as soon as the vaccines are available. It’s especially important that anyone who is at high risk of developing flu complications is vaccinated. Those at high risk include:
- Young children
- Pregnant women
- People with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes, or heart or lung disease
- People 65 and older
Healthcare workers and others who live with or care for high-risk individuals should also be vaccinated in order to keep them from spreading the flu to someone who is at high risk. Children younger than 6 months are also at high risk of serious flu illness, but are too young to be vaccinated; instead, anyone who cares for or lives with infants should be vaccinated.
Flu safety & prevention: critical information from Rite Aid
We are committed to providing the answers and information that will help you stay healthy in any flu season. While getting a yearly flu shot is the first step in protecting yourself and others from the flu, Rite Aid and the CDC urge you to take the following additional actions. As always, your local Rite Aid pharmacist is available to answer any flu questions you have and recommend over-the-counter products that may help you feel better during cough/cold and flu season.