RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - With flu season just weeks away (and after a deadly flu season last year), there are several places to get your flu shots even if you don’t have health insurance.
Most places offer flu shots at no additional cost, if you’ve got some kind of health insurance. If you have no coverage, options are much more limited.
Walgreens and Rite Aid stores have partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to offer vouchers for free flu shots for those without insurance.
A Walgreens representative said that the vouchers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and while supplies last in the Richmond area. So, start calling your local Walgreens and Rite Aids now, to check on availability.
You can also get free vaccinations through your local health department. Most of them have one-day, free flu shot clinics. Children are also often free for vaccinations, regardless.
The Richmond City Health District’s no-cost clinic for flu shots is Nov. 2 at two locations: Walmart at 2410 Shelia Lane from 3-7 p.m. and at the Southside Community Service Center at 4100 Hull Street Road from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No insurance or ID is needed.