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Protect yourself from the flu.

When it comes to the flu, consider us the experts. We have everything you need to avoid and treat the flu, starting with a flu shot. Get yours at Rite Aid today, no appointment necessary and free with most insurance.

Plus, earn 25 wellness+ points
with every flu shot.1

It’s healthy for you and your wallet.

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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.

How the Flu Spreads
When to Seek Emergency Help

Flu Shots
at Rite Aid

At Rite Aid, we care about you and your health. That’s why we recommend you get your flu shot as early as possible. We are between flu seasons now, but the CDC recommends that you get a flu vaccine every year, and as soon as next season's flu shots are ready we will have them at your local Rite Aid. As always, no appointment is necessary and it’s free 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
  • Provide a wide range of immunizations
  • Work 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 shot, 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 Shot?

All persons aged 6 months and older should get an annual flu shot, 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 shot 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.
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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