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Saving on your flu shot with SingleCare

Cropped SingleCare logo By | September 11, 2019

If you’ve ever been hit with the flu, you know the threat of flu season is not to be taken lightly. An estimated 37.5 million Americans were affected during the 2018-2019 flu season, according to the CDC. Furthermore, there were more than 36,000 flu-related deaths. The flu is not just a common sickness, but a draining one. Flu symptoms include feeling tired, feverish, coughing, and more. Plus for very young children, the elderly, and pregnant women, and individuals with chronic illnesses it can be life-threatening.

Luckily, there’s a way to protect yourself: the flu shot. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age or older receive the vaccination each year. The reason you need a booster each year is because the flu virus, influenza, is not the same from year to year. The vaccine is updated every year to match the strains circulating that season. Additionally, the CDC recommends a yearly vaccine because your immune system needs increased protection against the virus annually. 

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However, many people refrain from getting the flu vaccine because of the cost. SingleCare helps to change that. Whether you are insured with a high deductible, uninsured, or on Medicare, SingleCare can help offset the out-of-pocket costs of the vaccine.

SingleCare is a free prescription card that is available to anyone in the U.S. and can help you save money on both prescriptions and vaccines. SingleCare can be used at any of our partner pharmacies such as Walgreens, Walmart, and CVS. 

Best of all, the card is incredibly easy to use: Simply search for your prescription (or flu vaccine!) online before visiting the pharmacy or ask your pharmacist to ring it up at the counter. While an injection (such as Fluzone or Flublok) is the most common, there is also a nasal spray (FluMist), which people between 2 to 49 years of age can receive. Some flu vaccines are trivalent, meaning they offer protection from three strains of influenza. Others are quadrivalent, meaning they offer protection from four influenza strains. For people over age 65, physicians recommend a high-dose vaccine, which has four times the protection of other vaccines.

We are able to provide low, consistent pricing due to our exclusive pharmacy partnerships, so your results will vary depending on the prescription, dosage, quantity, and pharmacy.

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The flu shot does not guarantee you won’t get the flu, but it has been shown to lessen your chances of catching the flu by 40-60%. And, if you do get sick, it reduces your symptom severity and your chances of developing flu-related complications. Use SingleCare to save on the flu vaccine today and experience a healthier fall.

Based on real user reviews, Facebook comments were edited for spelling and clarity.