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Where to get flu shot

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department offers not only the basic flu shot but also the high-dose flu shot for adults older than 65; the nasal flu mist for healthy people ages 2 through 49 and women who aren't pregnant; and the intradermal shot that has a smaller needle.
by Jaclyn Cosgrove Published: January 7, 2013
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Some pharmacies have flu shots available. At Walgreens, flu shots are $31.99 if you're paying cash. A flu shot is usually covered under Medicare Part B as well as many insurance plans, such as Blue Cross Blue Shields of Oklahoma. Also at Walgreens, you can get a free immunization assessment to find out what other vaccines you might need.

At CVS/pharmacy, the cost of a regular flu shot is $31.99. Many health plans, typically cover the full cost of a flu shot. Direct medical billing for many national and regional health plans that cover all or part of the cost of a flu shot is also available.

CVS also offers the intradermal vaccine for $36.99 and the high-dose vaccine for $49.99. CVS does not offer the flu mist. Walgreens also has both vaccines.

— JACLYN COSGROVE, STAFF WRITER

by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Medical and Health Reporter
Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, public policy and medicine in Oklahoma, among other topics. She is an Oklahoma State University graduate. Jaclyn grew up in the southeast region of the state and enjoys writing about rural Oklahoma. She is...
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