Get Your Flu Vaccine at CVS MinuteClinic & 20% Off CVS Shopping Pass! #flushot #minuteclinic

*Disclosure:I have received promotional consideration from MinuteClinic to write this post.

It's that time of year again, Cold & Flu Season, and with these things comes a whole host of "fun" for your family!  If you are someone who protects your family with the flu vaccine, they I recommend you check out your local CVS Pharmacy/Minute Clinic.  It's easy & convenient to get it.  Also, you will receive a 20% off CVS shopping pass to use on your in-store purchases.  

Here is some more information from my partners at CVS about the flu and the vaccinations they provide. 

What is the “flu”, anyways? The flu is a respiratory infection caused by a virus. It
can develop very quickly and with flu, you always have a fever. Other common
symptoms include headache, sore throat, dry cough, stuffy or runny nose and
muscle aches (ugh).

How serious is it? Certain people are at greater risk for complications with the flu,
including seniors, young children, pregnant women and those with certain health
conditions like asthma or diabetes. A misdiagnosed flu can lead to complications, so
if you are unsure if it’s the flu or a cold, see your doctor or MinuteClinic practitioner.

When is “flu season?” The timing, severity and length of the annual flu season
varies from one season to another, but outbreaks can begin as early as October, and
tends to peak around January or later.

For how long is it contagious? The flu can be passed on even before someone
realizes they’re sick, since most healthy adults can infect others 1 day before and up
to 5-7 days after becoming sick. Children or those with weakened immune systems,
that period is even longer.

Did you know there are several options available for flu shots? Here are some:
• Regular seasonal flu shot
• Intradermal shot for those who might be squeamish about needles (approved
for adults 18-64; this may or may not be covered by insurance)
• High dose vaccination for customers 65 years and older (provides an
elevated level of antigens, which can create a stronger immune response in

MinuteClinic vaccinates patients 18 months and older. If you have a child between 6
and 18 months, they should receive their vaccination from a pediatrician.

Will it be covered by insurance? Health insurance plans, including Medicare Part
B, typically cover the full cost of a flu shot, and MinuteClinic accepts most insurance!
We also accept cash payment.

Flu Vaccination: Myth Busting!
I only need to be vaccinated once. MYTH! A new flu vaccine is developed each
year to fight the strains that are most likely to be prevalent for the season, so it’s
important to get your flu shot each year.
People start getting sick once cold weather hits, so it’s too early to get my shot.
MYTH! The CDC recommends to get vaccinated as soon as the vaccine becomes
available, ideally by October (outbreaks can happen before Halloween!). It takes
about two weeks for antibodies to develop in your body to provide protection, so it’s
not too soon.
I’ve heard you can get sick from a flu shot. MYTH! It’s actually impossible, since
the vaccine is made from an inactivated (dead!) virus, so it cannot give you the flu. If
you get flu-like symptoms after getting your flu shot, it’s likely that you were
exposed to the flu after you got vaccinated but before the vaccine took effect, which
can be up to two weeks. 

How can I protect myself and my family? 
Vaccination is the first line of defense
against the flu. Eating right, exercising and getting plenty of rest can also help, but
the single most effective way to avoid getting the flu to get a seasonal flu shot!
Who should get the shot? Since getting a seasonal flu vaccine is the single most
effective way to prevent getting the flu, the CDC recommends that anyone ages six
months or older be vaccinated, including those who were vaccinated last season. (At
MinuteClinic, we vaccinate 18 mos. and older.)
Try some of these daily tips to keep healthy and help to prevent cold and flu:
• Wash your hands with soap and water often, especially after you cough or
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough and sneeze, and
discard of the tissue in the trash. Sneeze into your sleeve if a tissue is not
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, as germs can spread easily that
• Avoid contact with those who are sick. Flu is thought to be mainly spread
from person-to-person contact (coughing and sneezing doesn’t help!).
• If you’re sick, stay home from school or work to keep others from getting

Ready to get your family the flu shot?  Visit the CVS Flu-Vaccine page to learn more and find a location near you! 
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