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Costco Flu shot $14.99 YMMV

boltman2007 7,354 2,746 September 20, 2013 at 04:29 PM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (2)
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Last Edited by boltman2007 September 22, 2013 at 08:03 AM
Usually $15.99 or $16.49

She said they were having a "special"

This was San Marcos, CA on 9/20

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They had the produce guy doing them at my store. others have said they had the butchers in their stores.
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They had the produce guy doing them at my store. others have said they had the butchers in their stores.
At my store it was the janitor but he put on gloves, the same ones he wore to clean the bathrooms.
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Or use the season as an opportunity for an annual visit to your PCP and get the flu shot while you're there. Stay healthy.
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Does Costco really give out flu shots? Who is the real person that gives the shot? If it is the cashier I'm going for it.
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Does Costco really give out flu shots? Who is the real person that gives the shot? If it is the cashier I'm going for it.
At the pharmacy at least in CA by a registered medical practitioner

Not sure about the South or East who knows what the regulations are there..

The 2013-2014 trivalent influenza vaccine is made from the following three viruses:

an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
an A(H3N2) virus antigenically like the cell-propagated prototype virus A/Victoria/361/2011;
a B/Massachusetts/2/2012-like virus.

The newer quadrivalent vaccines (Costco does not carry due to limited supply and limited CDC recommendation) will include an additional vaccine virus: <---Premium price

*a B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus
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At the pharmacy at least in CA by a registered medical practitioner

Not sure about the South or East who knows what the regulations are there..

The 2013-2014 trivalent influenza vaccine is made from the following three viruses:

an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
an A(H3N2) virus antigenically like the cell-propagated prototype virus A/Victoria/361/2011;
a B/Massachusetts/2/2012-like virus.

The newer quadrivalent vaccines (Costco does not carry due to limited supply and limited CDC recommendation) will include an additional vaccine virus: &lt;---Premium price

*a B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus
Yup. I just got it done a few days ago here in Houston. The guy giving it was a PharmD. And it's the new batch (2013-2104) just like you stated. The guy said they do this at cost cost price.
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Yup. I just got it done a few days ago here in Houston. The guy giving it was a PharmD. And it's the new batch (2013-2104) just like you stated. The guy said they do this at cost cost price.
Just checked the paperwork. It was trivalent. Sucks. But had the one for Texas anyway.
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For those interested... Most already know that they are "guessing" at what may hit for the year, but if you were interested in reading about the shot a bit more...

http://prn.fm/2013/09/gary-null-g...cy-safety/

My understanding is that some insurance companies give vouchers for the shot for free. So, if you are really interested in getting a shot you may want to check first..
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I had this flu shot at Costco last week.
It is now "on demand",so you don't have to wait for the day
when they have their "flu shot clinic" as in past.

It was done by Pharmacy staff, very professional.
Good price. Good service. No problem.
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For those interested... Most already know that they are "guessing" at what may hit for the year, but if you were interested in reading about the shot a bit more...

http://prn.fm/2013/09/gary-null-g...cy-safety/
All true... however I figure you get a lot of exposure to different strains by getting the vaccine year after year bettering the chances against an unknown new strain better than no exposure since usually is a mutation based on previous strains.
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Or use the season as an opportunity for an annual visit to your PCP and get the flu shot while you're there. Stay healthy.
I got suckered by that once. Insurance covered the cost of the vaccine, $25. It did not cover the cost of the injection, $65. I rather pay the janitor $14.99 at Costco.

Also check your dept of public health. Some give out free/low cost shots in between checking for tubercolosis.
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All true... however I figure you get a lot of exposure to different strains by getting the vaccine year after year bettering the chances against an unknown new strain.
I am not in the field, but I can see your theory.. with that said my understanding is that the strains mutate constantly.. similar to how a child can get a cold, give it to a sibling, and then catch the new mutated form.

I know that no one wants to hear it, but hand washing, not touching touching your face (estimated 2000x-5000x a day) constantly, and eating properly will probably help the average person more.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_man...face_daily
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...I know that no one wants to hear it, but hand washing, not touching touching your face (estimated 2000x-5000x a day) constantly, and eating properly will probably help the average person more.
Not that we don't want to hear it.
We have heard it before, and believe it.
No problem, but no repetition needed.. thanks Mom !woot
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