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Get a flu shot and boost your immunity.

Don’t wait. Flu shots take about two weeks after being administered to take effect. Visit your local Rite Aid today.

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Flu shots made easy for the whole family 

Walk in anytime during pharmacy hours – we’re open seven days a week.

Flu shots are no cost with most insurances.2 You can also pay cash, flu shots start at $39.99

Every year we want to make sure flu prevention is your number- one priority.

Make sure you complete your consent form ahead of time.

Covid-19 vs the Flu

Influenza, or flu, and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-2, and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. Due to similar symptoms, it may be hard to tell the difference between flu and COVID-19 based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to confirm a diagnosis.4

Both COVID-19 and flu can have varying degrees of signs and 

symptoms, ranging from no symptoms (asymptomatic) to severe 

symptoms. Common symptoms that COVID-19 and flu share include:

 

• Fever or feeling feverish/chills

• Cough

• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

• Fatigue (tiredness)

• Sore throat

• Runny or stuffy nose

• Muscle pain or body ache

• Headache

• Vomiting or diarrhea (more common in children)

 

Since there is currently no vaccine available for COVID-19. Be sure to follow the CDC’s helpful guide to protect yourself from the virus:


  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol

Here are simple steps you can take to help prevent getting the flu7-8


  • CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older protect themselves with a flu shot each year
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol

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Prevention is key to staying healthy during flu season, Rite Aid has you covered.


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Other vaccines you may need

CDC recommends that certain age groups are protected from other potentially harmful diseases.

CHILDREN 3+


Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
vaccine is recommended for children.9

Adults 50+


Shingles vaccine is
recommended for ages 50+.9

Seniors 65+


Pneumonia vaccine is
recommended for ages 65+.9


1.       Source: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/keyfacts.htm#:~:text=work%20right%20away%3F-,No.,to%20spread%20in%20your%20community
2.       See pharmacy for details
3.       Age restrictions may apply in some states. See pharmacy for details.
4.       Source: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/flu-vs-covid19.htm
5.       Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
6.       Source: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/symptoms.htm
7.       Source: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccinations.htm
8.       Source: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/actions-prevent-flu.htm
9.       Source: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/vaccines-age.html