Flu Vaccines Available for Upcoming Flu Season

Flu Vaccines Available for Upcoming Flu Season

The start of flu season is still a month away, but pharmacies are already offering vaccines.
BURLINGTON, Vt. - The start of flu season is still a month away, but pharmacies are already offering vaccines.

Rite Aid Pharmacy is taking walk-ins and appointments. They offered the vaccine at the same time last year, but are expecting plenty of people to take advantage now.

Pharmacists say people are coming in slowly and they encourage more people to get it out of the way early.

"What happened last year is that we had a lot of people come in at one time. Which is fine for our patients, but then some of them had to wait 30 or 45 minutes and it was inconvenient for them," Hassan Shiekh, Rite Aid Pharmacist, said. "I want people to be able to come in, get their flu shot, be happy, and then go home to their families."

The CDC says the flu can start picking up across the country as early as October.


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