Last week was National Influenza Vaccination Week and as a result CVS/pharmacy invited me to visit one of their local MinuteClinic locations and get the H1N1 vaccine, which costs only $15 and is available in thousands of CVS and MinuteClinic locations in 28 states and the District of Columbia.
I jumped at the invite since I've yet to get the seasonal flu shot this year since I was on a business trip when my office was offering them and of course it hasn't been easy to get the H1N1 vaccine if you're not a child, elderly or pregnant.
A CVS near me in Marina Del Rey has a MinuteClinic so I went and met with one of their nurse practitioner's (John) and was in and out in ten minutes. I have to say I was really impressed with the computer check-in, clean waiting area and personal patient rooms. I also learned that the MinuteClinics are open seven days a week and you could go if you feel like you have flu-like symptons, strep, rashes, burns and get a diagnosis without going to a crowded doctor's office. They also take some insurances, like Blue Cross Blue Shield. I'm definitely going to remember that the next time I'm searching for a doctor's office open on a Sunday instead of being forced to go to some ghetto clinic out of the way.
I had Raphael go the next day and get his too. Have you gotten yours?
Disclaimer: CVS is represented by Weber Shandwick's Cambridge office, but again I do not work on the account, but did receive a complimentary vaccination as media.