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The CDC reports the flu in all states

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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, https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/overview.htm

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.

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 want you to get your flu shot as soon as possible. The CDC recommends that you get vaccinated every year, and this year the flu shot protects from a new strain of the flu so it is more important than ever to get your shot as soon as possible. It takes two weeks for the flu shot to take effect, so come in to get yours today. No appointment is necessary and it’s free with most insurance.

If you’re over 65, we recommend you get the specially formulated FLUAD shot. It’s free with Medicare part B and will protect you all season long.

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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.
Read more about Rite Aid pharmacists

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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