Have you received your FREE flu shot?

Don’t miss out on your FREE flu shot, so you can get out and do more. Great News! All IBA members enrolled with Caremark as their Pharmacy Benefit Manager are eligible to receive a free flu vaccine at any participating pharmacy! Over 46,000 nationwide!

Just present your IBA ID card at any participating pharmacy to receive your FREE Flu shot. For questions, please call IBA at 1-800-422-7617.

More about the flu shot via the CDC.

Why should people get vaccinated against the flu?

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others.

Over a period of 31 seasons between 1976 and 2007, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United States range from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people. During recent flu seasons, between 80% and 90% of flu related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older. “Flu season” in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May.

During this time, flu viruses are circulating at higher levels in the U.S. population. An annual seasonal flu vaccine (either the flu shot or the nasal spray flu vaccine) is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through that community.

Read more about the flu here.