The flu shot is completely covered for all Medicare and Medicaid patients. It’s free!
For patients with private insurance, most insurance companies will pay all or most of the cost associated with the flu shot
For uninsured patients, flu shots at Bremo Pharmacy cost only $35 and coupons are available to reduce the financial burden
I’ve heard the flu shot can get me sick. Is this true?
The viruses used in the flu shot are killed so they cannot give you the flu
Some patients may experience minor side effects, such as soreness at the injection site, a low-grade fever, or aches. These side effects typically only last1-2 days
But I got my flu shot last year, why do I need another one?
Flu viruses are constantly changing. The annual flu shot is manufactured with 3 or 4 of the most common flu strains that will be circulating that year
The body’s immunity to the flu virus declines over time. Getting your flu shot each year will help boost your body’s immunity to fight off the virus
Okay – you’ve convinced me. Where and when should I get my flu shot?
Since the flu shot takes up to 2 weeks to reach full effectiveness, the CDC recommends getting the shot as early in the flu season as possible. Most pharmacies begin carrying the vaccine towards the end of August and have them available until March
Flu seasons are unpredictable and may being as early as October, so be sure to get vaccinated early!
Flu shots are available at Bremo Pharmacy and our pharmacists would be glad to help you get immunized today!