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A flu shot protects you & those you love

Aetna® is a CVS Health® company, which means we’re proud to recommend CVS Pharmacy® locations for your flu shot. And it’s safe to get your bivalent COVID-19 booster at the same time. Both vaccines are covered with an Aetna medical plan.

Choosing CVS® helps you save

When you schedule and get your flu shot at CVS, you’ll receive $5 off your next $20 purchase.*

The flu shot is safe and effective

The flu shot is safe and effective

Did you know the flu shot prevents tens of thousands of hospitalizations each year?1 It’s why everyone six months and older should get their annual flu shot, with few exceptions.2 The flu is a serious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. It’s more common in the winter when most of us are indoors. But the flu season actually starts in early fall and can last until April or May. It’s important to get your flu shot before the season hits. This gives you the best shot at protecting yourself and your family.

Common flu symptoms

Common flu symptoms

The flu can cause some, many or all these symptoms:


  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue


Some people — mostly kids — may also experience vomiting and diarrhea.

The CVS® #FluShotFlex Sweepstakes

You could win gift cards for a sports event or one of hundreds of other prizes.**

Learn about the sweepstakes


*For $5 off $20 coupon: Offer available September 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022 while supplies last. Appointments scheduled online will receive the coupon after vaccination. Limit one per customer per vaccine visit. For vaccines that require two doses, the coupon will be given with vaccine series completion. Merchandise coupon redeemable at CVS Pharmacy® and Longs Drugs® for one-time use. Terms and conditions apply. See coupon for details. $5 savings applied to total qualifying minimum purchase of $20 (after other coupons and discounts are applied). Reward cannot be earned in Arkansas, New Jersey, or New York. Coupon shall not be issued at MinuteClinic® locations in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.  Coupon cannot be issued or redeemed at CVS Pharmacy at Target or CVS Pharmacy at Schnucks® locations. ExtraCare® card required to receive savings.
**NO PURCHASE OR VACCINE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 11/13/22. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States & District of Columbia, excluding Arkansas, New Jersey and New York who are 18 or older. See Official Rules for full details including how to enter, eligibility restrictions, prize descriptions, odds and limitations. Void in Arkansas, New Jersey and New York and where prohibited.

1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccine Effectiveness: How Well Do Flu Vaccines Work? Updated July 22. Accessed August 22, 2022.

2Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Who Should and Who Should Not Get a Flu Vaccine. Updated July 22. Accessed August 22, 2022.

Legal notices

Aetna®, CVS Pharmacy, Inc. and MinuteClinic, LLC (which either operates or provides certain management support services to MinuteClinic®-branded walk-in clinics) are part of the CVS Health® family of companies. Aetna is the brand name for products and services provided by Aetna Life Insurance Company and its affiliates.

Health benefits and health insurance plans contain exclusions and limitations.

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