Flu Shots

#1
I am really getting tired hearing about the free flu shots. Our district is having a contest for the store that has the most team members get one. The problem is the way they are going about it is really getting close to HIPPA violations. We are asked for a show of hands at huddles who hasn't yet gotten a shot and then those people are asked, in front of everyone "why not?". Flu shots are treated like prescriptions. It is no ones business if I get one or if I don't. No one knows my medical issues and why I cannot get one. I am sick of being singles out for not being a team player and getting my shot. Let everyone know that they can get one, and its free. But quit with the peer pressure so we can have a "big party". Anyone elses store getting this personal?
 

Formina Sage

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#3
Not sure about dayside, but at the morning crew huddles I never hear them bring up the free shots. I got mine when I was shopping on my day off and that was that.
 
#4
Just a question ... do they have to ring up the flu shot when you get it? Reason I ask is I got a $5 gift card offer with purchase of a flu shot and am wondering if I could use the coupon on the free shot. Be nice to have $5 for something I was planning to get...
 
#6
The issue is more that I shouldn't have to neither should anyone else. They are asking personal medical questions and expecting answers and reasons. This is in violation of law, not just "Target law". They know how many people have had the shots as they are giving us a running total daily. If it happens again I think I will call integrity.
 

mrknownothing

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#7
Just a question ... do they have to ring up the flu shot when you get it? Reason I ask is I got a $5 gift card offer with purchase of a flu shot and am wondering if I could use the coupon on the free shot. Be nice to have $5 for something I was planning to get...
If you get the $5 gift card with the flu shot, I would imagine you can't use the gift card on the shot. When I'm cashing, I always have to explain to guests that they can't use a gift card until after they complete the purchase in which they receive it.
 
#8
We don't have a pharmacy in our store and the shots were scheduled for a 2 hour period on a Saturday. I already had other commitments during that time and couldn't get mine. I did get mine last year. Wasn't aware of a $5 gift card.
 
#9
5 dollar gift card?? LOL it should be more like a 10.00 gift card. They do that for transferred or prescriptions which speaking of which they haven't had those in ages anyways.... I personally never get a flu shot because I am worried I'd get sick which I heard can happen from flu shots.
 
#10
It's not a bad idea to get flu shots, folks...

I had my first flu shot ever last year, and I didn't get sick once. And I'm always getting sick at least once or twice during the winter.
 

commiecorvus

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#11
Already got mine.
Just like to get them out out of the way so I do it as early as possible.
My wife works with over a hundred teenagers and I work with general public, there is no way one of us isn't going to pick up a bug.
 
#13
The shots are free for team members and their families (you don't have to have insurance through Target) and yes, you CAN use the gift card coupon because they get rung up just like a prescription ;)
 
#14
Flu Shots don't work. The formulas are based on previous viruses and anyone that knows anything about viruses is aware that they constantly mutate and change. If you just wash your hands and don't share drinks with people you probably won't get sick.
 

mrknownothing

purveyor of things
#15
The shots are free for team members and their families (you don't have to have insurance through Target) and yes, you CAN use the gift card coupon because they get rung up just like a prescription ;)
Ohhh ok. I always forget that prescriptions work differently. I'm just used to how it is at the lanes.
 

redeye58

Hasta Ba Rista, Baby!
#17
Flu Shots don't work. The formulas are based on previous viruses and anyone that knows anything about viruses is aware that they constantly mutate and change. If you just wash your hands and don't share drinks with people you probably won't get sick.
Considering the number of people I come in contact every day, with the majority being kids (MAJOR snot/drool factory), I'll take my chances. Since I've taken a flu shot for the past 11 yrs, I haven't had the flu once.

Immediate family members' shots are free.
 
#18
I have never, in my life, got a flu shot. I don't plan to start because of another one of Target's stupid "contests".
I got one for the first time EVER last year, and that was the last time I experienced it. I got sick last year ... WITH the flu shot.
We are even getting a $5 dollar gift card, but I'm still not getting it this year
 
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#20
Spouse or Dependants... Definition of dependant being someone that you can take as a Dependant on your tax return.

Minor TMs cannot give discount to parents AFAIK.
 
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