This year the flu season has been exceptionally brutal, on track to be one of the worst flu seasons in the past decade. According to the Center for Disease Control, only about a third of people got vaccinated early this year. The good news is it is not too late to get a flu shot! The vaccinations available this year are proving to be very effective.
It’s a smart financial decision to get a flu shot if you consider potential income loss due to work absence should you contract the illness, in addition to the cost of medical intervention should it be required. Plus, who wants to feel terrible for days, perhaps even weeks?
That being said, there are ways to get a discounted price on flu shots, possibly free in some cases:
- Many employers are offering free flu shots for their employees, and occasionally their family members too.
- Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, your health insurance is now required to cover your flu shot.
- Many county health departments are offering discounted or free flu shots. Children and seniors are the most at-risk and are usually offered the shot for free with participating health departments.
If you don’t fall into the above categories, shop around for competitive flu vaccination costs. Anthony Clavien believes it’s important to take care of yourself, and this is one way to protect the health of you and your loved ones during this nasty flu season.