Check Your Insurance Before Getting Flu Shot At Walgreens & Other Stores

Check Your Insurance Before Getting Flu Shot At Walgreens & Other Stores

Retail pharmacies are now responsible for around 1-in-5 flu shots given to Americans each year, and many of these stores advertise low-cost or no-cost shots for customers on certain health plans. But a survey of Walgreens locations in New York City and Los Angeles finds that nearly half of the flu shot recipients at these stores are getting bad information about whether their insurance policies cover the cost of the shot. [More]

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Nobody Wants To Get Sick But Plenty Of People Are Still Avoiding Flu Shots

Who wants the flu this year? No one? That’s what we thought. So how come lots of people β€” especially those most at risk for getting sick β€” aren’t going in for flu shots? Health experts aren’t sure, they just know that flu shots are somewhat of a hard sell lately. And those who most need one, pregnant women and health care workers, aren’t showing up to get vaccinated as much as they should. [More]

Weak Flu Season May Still Ramp Up And Get You Yet

If you’ve managed to avoid contracting the flu so far, don’t start getting cocky just yet. The typical flu season kicks into full force in February and March, so there may still be a nasty virus floating out there with your name on it. [More]

Kids' Flu Shots Cut Emergency Room Visits

Kids' Flu Shots Cut Emergency Room Visits

Parents who get their kids flu shots cut down on their chances of having to haul them in to the emergency room. According to the results of a study by American and Canadian researchers, recommendations that preschoolers receive the vaccinations have caused ER visits to drop by more than a third. [More]

I'm Covered By Health Insurance, But My Flu Vaccine Isn't

I'm Covered By Health Insurance, But My Flu Vaccine Isn't

Claire figured her health plan would cover her flu shot, and double-checked with her provider just to make sure. Then she went in to Rite Aid to get the deed done, only to discover she was out of luck because her insurance didn’t cover the specific vaccine offered at the pharmacy. [More]

Get A Free Flu Shot At CVS After Spending $30 On P&G Stuff

Get A Free Flu Shot At CVS After Spending $30 On P&G Stuff

CVS is doing a deal now where you can get a free flu shot after you spend $30 on qualifying P&G products like Bounty, Tide, and Pampers. Sorry, MA, NY, NJ, HI and Puerto Rico, the offer is not valid in your states. Check your local store for details. [More]

Quickly Find Nearby Flu Shots With Google Maps

Quickly Find Nearby Flu Shots With Google Maps

Want to quickly and easily know where you can get a flu shot nearby?

Find Flu Shot, Cheap Generics With Medtipster

Find Flu Shot, Cheap Generics With Medtipster

Medtipster is a website that locates nearby sources of discount generic versions of prescription drugs, as well as flu and other immunization shots. You enter the drug (or shot) you’re looking for and your zip code and it spits out a list of nearby pharmacies. Currently they don’t list H1N1 vaccination sources, but they say they’re going to add that info as soon as it becomes available.

Trade Walgreens Hippie Cold/Flu Remedy For Actual Flu Shot

Trade Walgreens Hippie Cold/Flu Remedy For Actual Flu Shot

First, there was Airborne. Then there was Rite-Aid’s house brand version of Airborne. Now, the Walgreens brand of homeopathic cold and flu remedy was also the subject of a class action lawsuit, and the settlement is at hand.