Should I Get the Flu Shot?

Believe it or not the holiday season is here, and so is the cold and flu season. I do not like the idea of getting the flu especially around the holidays. As a busy mom I do not have time to be sick, and with kids in school they are sure to come home sick. So this year I am thinking more about taking my family in to get the flu shot.

Here are a few quick facts about the Flu from CVS:

– Can I get the flu from getting the flu shot?
The viruses in the flu shot are killed (inactivated), so you can’t get the flu from a flu shot. Some minor side effects that could occur are:

  • Soreness, redness or swelling where the shot was given.
  • Fever (low grade).
  • Aches.

If these problems occur, they begin soon after getting a shot and usually last 1 to 2 days. Almost all people who receive influenza vaccine have no serious problems from it.

– Should my child(ren) get the flu shot?
The CDC recommends children over 6 months to age 19 should get a seasonal flu shot. As is always the case with the seasonal vaccine, younger children who have never had a seasonal vaccine will need two doses.

– What insurance plans are accepted for flu shots?
CVS  accepts Aetna, United, Cigna, Humana, TRICARE, ESI, Medicare Part B and many more.

– What is the benefit from getting a flu shot?
Getting a flu shot lowers your risk of getting the flu virus. You can help prevent the spread of the virus to others, too.

Do you get the flu shot? My husband thinks we should get flu shots this year. What do you think? Find more Flu Facts HERE.

Flu Shot at CVS = Extra Bucks!!!

Extra Bucks for ExtraCare members to save money while taking care of their health at the same time. ExtraCare members who sign up for Pharmacy & Health Rewards and receive a flu shot in store by December 31 will also get $5 ExtraBucks Rewards back! As you know, these rewards are just like “free CVS money” that can be used on most things in the store, including stocking stuffers and other holiday essentials.

CVS pharmacy is providing flu shots every day, including evenings and weekends – no appointments needed!

I love this infographic from CVS! Great information about the flu.




  • Dana

    Take a look at the information at before you do. You may realize you don’t need it. Make sure you take into account where your information is coming from and who is making a profit.

  • kim

    I was lured into CVS a few weeks ago with this deal only to find out later it wasn’t valid in my state. At least I got the shot. I guess reducing my chances of getting a horrible virus is worth something.

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