You should really get a flu shot. It’s headed fast into flu season in America and the flu is unlike any cold you’ve had before (it hurts). Here are all the ways to get a flu shot in New York City!

The NYC Health Map is a fantastic resource to find out where you can go get a flu shot and did you know that it can be FREE if you have health insurance? Check your insurance provider to see what they can get you and then use the list below!

Outside of this, you can get your flu shot at:

  1. Your primary care doctor;
    If you’re enrolled in a health insurance plan through a state-run marketplace or almost any private plan, your provider will cover the cost of the flu shot entirely, even if you go to your doctor for the shot. That’s right, no copayment or coinsurance for your appointment, just protection from the flu—whether you’ve hit your yearly deductible yet or not.
  2. Urgent-care centers;
    If you can’t make it to your normal doctor, at a pinch you can try an urgent-care center (but check first and find a free one);
  3. Your job;
    Lots of employers nowadays help out with free shots for the office, take it if you can!
  4. Your college;
    If you’re studying, it’s especially easy and VERY important. If you’re sick you can’t study and if you don’t get the shot you become a vector to lots of others becoming sick. Don’t be a vector.
  5. Walgreens (and Duane Reade);
    Both give away lots of free shots for those on insurance!
  6. Target and CVS;
    Same as the above;
  7. Supermarkets;
    You might even get lucky here sometimes!
  8. Rite Aid;
    Big pharmacy chains can help you out.
  9. Walmart
    The ones that offer pharmacy services can generally help you out.

No matter how you do it, just get your butt over there and get jabbed. It’s for the good of everyone, not just you!