This is a sponsored post from BlogHer and MinuteClinic. I was compensated to participate in a video and share what I learned about how MinuteClinic can help people easily get a flu shot.
While I was at BlogHer, I had a chance to talk to the good folks from MinuteClinic, the medical clinic located inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in 26 states and the District of Columbia.
Did you know?
- MinuteClinics are staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants who offer expert medical care and are able to diagnose, treat and prescribe
· They are open 7 days a week
· No appointment needed
· Most insurance plans accepted
MinuteClinics offer a variety of services such as treatment for common illnesses such as strep throat, ear, nose, eye, bladder and bronchial infections. In addition, MinuteClinic offers a number of common vaccines such as flu shots and tetanus as well as wellness and prevention services and physicals for college, camp and sports activities.
As kids get back to school, and we head into fall, flu season is on the horizon.
Influenza ("the flu") is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus that can cause mild to severe illness,
I'm a nurse, and it's important to me that people understand how to prevent the flu, and the best way is to get the seasonal flu vaccine every year, and I enjoyed talking to everyone about how MinuteClinic can help:
The CDC recommends everyone aged 6 months and older get a flu shot; MinuteClinic immunizes patients 18 months and older (24 months and older in MASS)
No appointment is necessary, and it’s best to get your seasonal flu vaccination as soon as it becomes available
The vaccinations are $29.99 and are covered by most insurance plans. Customers will
receive a $5 CVS gift card if any part of their cost of a flu shot is not covered by
insurance.*(excludes MA, NY and NJ)
MinuteClinic practitioners are able to answer questions about seasonal flu prevention, warning signs and treatment including antiviral medication and over the counter relief products.
So, put the flu shot on your agenda in the next few weeks, and see if one of the nearly 600 MinuteClinic locations can help you get it done and stay healthy this season!
Looking for a MinuteClinic? Check out the MinuteClinic locations or use the handy MinuteClinic Mobile app to find a location near you.
There's also a monthly MinuteClinic newsletter
What will you do to stay healthy as we head into the flu season?