Marking the start of flu vaccine availability, a new survey from CVS Health released recently found that one in five (22 percent) of consumers surveyed who didn’t get a flu vaccine last year say that knowledge of last year’s flu season – which had flu levels that were the highest observed since 2009 – makes them more likely to get vaccinated this year.
On a similar note, among the 27 percent of parents of children under 18 whose child did not get the flu vaccine last year, 26 percent say they are more likely to get their child vaccinated this year after learning about the notably high flu levels during last year’s flu season.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone who is eligible and at least six months old get a flu shot when the vaccine becomes available, preferably by October.
To ensure that patients are able to get the flu shot as soon as possible, all CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations nationwide now have the vaccine available.
Flu vaccinations are available seven days a week at CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations nationwide with no appointment needed.
CVS Pharmacy can provide flu shots to adolescents (in some states, depending on regulations), adults and seniors. MinuteClinic can provide flu shots to children 18 months and up, adolescents, adults and seniors, making it easy to vaccinate the whole family in one trip.
In addition, customers will receive a $5 off $25 coupon when they get a flu shot at CVS Pharmacy or MinuteClinic.
Patients who receive a flu shot at CVS Pharmacy or MinuteClinic locations inside select Target stores will receive a $5 Target coupon. Find out more at www.cvshealth.com.