Disclosure: I received a complimentary flu shot and CVS gift cards. All opinions expressed are solely my own.
|Though I'm grimacing, the flu shot from CVS MinuteClinic|
was administered quickly. There's just a little pinch.
Photo: Maria Adcock
It’s flu season again which means it’s time to get the flu shot. This year for us it was especially important for our family to get the shot since we have a newborn. Babies 6 months and under cannot receive the flu shots or mists, so to protect her we had to protect ourselves.
I had the opportunity to get my flu shot at CVS MinuteClinic. CVS MinuteClinic I loved that no appointment was necessary (unlike at my regular doctor’s office). I simply filled out information at a kiosk and waited for my name to be called.
There was only one person ahead of me. I waited about 5 minutes and then entered one of two patient rooms. Trained medical staff verified my health history and asked some questions, then gave me the flu shot. It was quick with just a pinch when the needle went in. The office visit took less than 10 minutes.
CVS MinuteClinic accepts most insurance, so even if I hadn’t received a complimentary flu shot, my insurance company would have covered it. For those without coverage, the seasonal flu shot costs $31.99. As a bonus, customers will receive a 20% off CVS/pharmacy shopping pass when they receive the flu shot at one of its clinics.