Get a Flu Shot
From Your
Pharmacist Today*

  • icon of insurance symbol Free with most insurance*
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* Vaccines available while supplies last. Age restrictions apply in some states. See pharmacy for details.



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*This map indicates geographic spread and does not measure the severity of influenza activity. **Overview of Influenza Surveillance in the United States, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

No Report

No report available.

No Activity

No laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza and no reported increase in the number of cases of ILI.**


Small numbers of laboratory-confirmed influenza cases or a single laboratory-confirmed influenza outbreak has been reported, but there is no increase in cases of ILI.**

Local Activity

Outbreaks of influenza or increases in ILI cases and recent laboratory-confirmed influenza in a single region of the state.**


Outbreaks of influenza or increases in ILI and recent laboratory confirmed influenza in at least two but less than half the regions of the state with recent laboratory evidence of influenza in those regions.**


Outbreaks of influenza or increases in ILI cases and recent laboratory-confirmed influenza in at least half the regions of the state with recent laboratory evidence of influenza in the state.**.

About the Flu

What is the Flu?

Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness that spreads from person to person through coughing, sneezing or close contact. Symptoms include: fever, sore throat, chills, fatigue, cough, headache, runny or stuffy nose and muscle aches.

The influenza virus can cause mild to severe illness. Every year in the U.S., millions of people are affected by the flu. Don’t be a statistic. Protect yourself and those around you by getting a flu shot.

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How the Flu Spreads
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When to Seek Emergency Help
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Flu Shots
Now Available

At Rite Aid, we care about you and your health. That’s why, now that flu shots are available, we recommend you come in and get your flu vaccine as early as possible. It’s also a good idea to remind family and friends that getting a flu shot not only protects them, but also those that they are in contact with. As always, no appointment is necessary and you can get the flu shot at no cost with most insurance.

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Learn More About Our Pharmacists

Rite Aid pharmacists are unique because they understand the importance of personalized care. On top of receiving a comprehensive education needed to meet state licensing requirements, all our pharmacists are professionally certified to provide immunizations. What sets our pharmacists apart from the rest are their daily interactions with you, our customers.

Rite Aid pharmacists do much more than dispense prescriptions. Your pharmacist can help you and your family stay healthy by:

  • Answering questions about your medications and Rite Aid services
  • Helping you save money with prescription insurance and savings programs including Medicare Part D and our Rx Savings Program
  • Providing a wide range of immunizations
  • Working with your doctor when they have questions or possible concerns about the medications you are taking.
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Save time at the Pharmacy!

While you’re in getting a flu vaccine, ask your pharmacist for an immunization evaluation to determine what other vaccines you may need. It’s completely free!

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Who Should Get a Flu Vaccine?

All persons aged 6 months and older should get an annual flu vaccine, with rare exceptions. Certain people are at higher risk of complications from the flu, including:

How to protect yourself during flu season

Take steps to ensure your wellness
during flu season.

  1. Get your flu vaccine at Rite Aid
  2. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough. Immediately throw it away.
  3. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Alcohol based hand sanitizers are also effective. 2
  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  5. Stay away from sick people.
  6. If you have flu-like symptoms, stay out of public for 24 hours after your fever is gone.
  7. While sick, limit contact with others to prevent spreading it.

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Protect your employees with our

Workplace Flu Shot Program

Was your business affected during flu season?
Don't let it happen again. Host an Onsite Flu Shot Clinic.

Rite Aid will bring the flu shots to you - at your workplace and at your convenience. And we'll work to fit your business schedule.

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1Due to state law not available in NY or NJ

2Though scientific evidence is not as extensive as that on hand washing and alcohol-based sanitizers, other hand sanitizers that do not contain alcohol may be useful for killing flu germs on hands in settings where alcohol-based products are prohibited.

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