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Thinking of getting a flu shot? Don’t have insurance and not sure where to go? Flu season is in full swing so when it came time for flu shots, I priced out the cheapest options for individuals without health insurance. To ensure accuracy, I called two different locations from each of the following stores and pharmacies (In Charleston, SC & in January, 2014) and was quoted the below prices. **I do not represent any of the companies listed below. Please note that prices may vary depending on your location and are subject to change at any time so I strongly recommend calling and confirming the price when scheduling your appointment. Some stores also run special promotions, offer coupons, or match competitor prices so always check before you head out the door.**
Sorted by Price:
Costco: $14.99 According to their corporate policy listed online, ANYONE can use Costco’s Pharmacy with no membership required. Yay! If you don’t have a membership, it’s not a bad idea to print out their pharmacy policy to take with you just in case.
Target: $14.99-$23.00 *If you have a Costco in your area, many Targets do price match.
Sam’s Club: $15-$16.50 *According to their site you DO NOT need a Sam’s Club Membership to use their Pharmacy for Rx medications. Although unclear whether flu shots are included in that rule, it does say at most a 10% service fee is added to all other nonmember purchases from the pharmacy so still a great deal. If you don’t have a membership, it’s not a bad idea to print out their pharmacy policy to take with you just in case.
Walmart Flu Shot Clinic: $20 *Only select Walmarts offer a Flu Shot Clinic so check availability. I was also told the cost varies by store.
Rite Aid: $29.99
Have a store or pharmacy to add? Care to list a pricing update? Feel free to leave a comment below!