So funny how the RX tech asks me every day whether I want a flu shot or not. I told the person after about the tenth time, "I know you keep asking because you are worried about my health and not because you are trying to meet some arbitrary number set by corporate." She is a smart cookie and understands sarcasm so she just smiled.
This year's flu shot covers three different strains of the flu rather than just one. Three times as much insurance against the flu as previous years with just one needle poke. Also! I heard that the needles are thinner this year (from a Pharmacy TM and from a SFTM who'd already gotten the shot).
We've had flu shots available for a few weeks now. There's been a sign in TSC telling about the shots. All you have to do is go to the pharmacy and they'll take care of you.
BTW, a flu shot counts as a prescription and in October all prescriptions count as 2 toward your next 5% off coupon.
There is more than 1 type being offered this year...in addition to the one from last year, there are prefilled and intradermal ones (and a high dose for those people over 65). Any of them are free for TM's and dependents, regardless of whether or not you have ins through Spot The prefilled ones are in short supply, though (at least through our branch of McKesson) so if you're planning on getting one, you'd better get it soon