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Flu Guide: What to Know This Season

Major Retailers Offering Flu Shots This Year

Find out where you can get vaccinated

Flu shots sign in pharmacy

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A patient receives a flu shot at a CVS pharmacy and MinuteClinic in Key Biscayne, Fla.

En español | Do you know where you're getting your flu shot in the next few weeks? Experts say the best time for older adults to roll up their sleeves for the yearly flu vaccine is mid-September through the end of October.

But knowing where to go might be trickier than usual, thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which will keep some vaccination sites, like workplaces, closed. But that still leaves doctor's offices, local health departments and pharmacies as possibilities (flu shots are typically free with insurance). The following retailers, all of which offer the high-dose and/or adjuvanted vaccine for adults 65 and older unless otherwise noted, are also officially offering the vaccine now.


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Albertsons 

No appointment necessary; find a store near you (and submit your paperwork in advance) online.


Costco

Walk-ins are welcome, or you can make an appointment online — no Costco membership required.


CVS

Flu shots are available at both CVS pharmacies and MinuteClinic locations (found inside select Target and CVS stores). Pharmacy walk-ins are welcome (find a store near you), or you can make a MinuteClinic appointment online.


H-E-B

No appointment is necessary; find a store near you online.


Publix

No appointment is necessary; find a store near you online.


Rite-Aid

No appointment is necessary; find a store near you online.


Safeway

No appointment is necessary; find a store near you (and submit your paperwork in advance) online.


Vons

No appointment is necessary; find a store near you (and submit your paperwork in advance) online.


Walgreens

Walk-ins are welcome, or you can make an appointment online.


Walmart

Walk-ins are welcome, or you can make an appointment online.


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