Advertising for the annual flu shot is being seen all over. Walgreens, CVS, Rite-Aid, Walmart, Target . . . they’re all giving flu shots. Getting a flu shot may be on your list of things to do, but with all that travel you just haven’t found the time.
If you can’t get to your doctor or one of these stores for the flu shot, you’ve now got more choices. Airports across the country are now offering flu shots for travelers. A few airports are listed below, with more to come as flu season kicks in.
In the Orlando airport, my home base, Solantic Walk-In Clinic is offering flu shots. They’re located in the main terminal on the B Side.
The San Diego airport also gives a flu shot or a pertussis vaccination while you wait for your flight. The vaccines will be available to the general public, ticketed passengers and employees for a fee. The service will be offered daily at six pre-security and post-security locations in Terminals one and two and is expected to continue through early next year.
If you’re traveling through the heart of the country, the Des Moines International Airport offers flu shots for the fourth year in a row. Find health workers on the lower level of the airport terminal.
Talk with your doctor on whether getting a flu shot is right for you. If so, your excuse for not having time to get it done because of too much travel just doesn’t fly (no pun intended). Ask at your airport if they have an onsite clinic.
To learn more about the flu and how it relates to us travelers, go to FLU.gov.
Post a comment if an airport you’re traveling through offers flu shots so we can pass the word on to other travelers.