How much does a flu shot cost at Walmart?
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How much does a flu shot cost at Walmart?

Ashburn, VA

How much does a flu shot cost at Walmart?

$83.06standard flu shot (without insurance)
$99.04high-dose flu shot for adults 65+ (without insurance)

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$83.06 standard flu shot (without insurance)

$99.04 high-dose flu shot for adults 65+ (without insurance)


Get free estimates for your project or view our cost guide below:
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Walmart flu shot cost

The cost of a flu shot at Walmart is $83.06 without insurance for the standard quadrivalent flu vaccine. A high-dose flu vaccine for seniors aged 65+ costs $99.04 without insurance. Flu shots are free at Walmart for most patients with health insurance, depending on your plan.

Walmart flu shot cost - chart
Walmart flu shot cost - chart
Walmart flu shot cost
Flu vaccine Average cost without insurance
Quadrivalent flu vaccine (standard) $83.06
Fluzone High Dose (Adults 65+) $99.04
Flublok (egg-free) $99.04

A doctor or pharmacist giving a vaccination to a patient.
A doctor or pharmacist giving a vaccination to a patient.
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What is the flu?

The flu is a contagious infection caused by the influenza virus that targets the nose, throat, and lungs. Though many people experience only mild symptoms, the flu can cause severe illness and even death.

Common symptoms of the flu include cough, congestion, runny nose, sore throat, body aches and headaches, fever, chills, and fatigue.

Why should I get the flu shot?

  • The flu shot lowers your risk of catching the flu by up to 60% and significantly reduces the severity of the illness if you get the flu.

  • Getting the flu vaccine significantly reduces your chance of hospitalization or death even if you still catch the flu. CDC records show the flu kills up to 61,000 people and hospitalizes up to 800,000 more every year.

  • Getting vaccinated also protects your family and other people. About two weeks after getting your flu shot, your body builds immunity and can no longer spread the virus to others.

Walmart flu shot cost vs. other pharmacies

The table below shows the cost to get a flu shot without insurance at Walmart compared to other large pharmacy chains.

Flu vaccine cost at Walmart vs. other pharmacies
Pharmacy Standard flu shot cost
(without insurance)
High-dose / Fluad flu shot cost
(without insurance)
Walmart $83.06 $99.04
CVS flu shot cost $75.00 $103.00
Walgreens flu shot cost $42.49 $76.99
Costco (members only) $19.99 $46.99

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A pharmacist giving a vaccination to a customer.
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Walmart flu shot FAQs

When should I get the flu shot?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urge people to get a flu shot in the fall before flu season begins.

Flu season typically runs from October to May but peaks several times throughout the season. Even if you're unable to get vaccinated early, getting vaccinated later still provides valuable protection against the peaks in December and February.

Do I need to get the flu shot every year?

Yes, you should get a flu shot every year because influenza viruses change and mutate from year to year. Flu vaccine manufacturers review and update the vaccine annually to protect you from the latest strains.

Who should get the flu shot?

According to the CDC, everyone aged 6 months or older should get an annual flu shot. Getting vaccinated every year reduces your chance of catching the flu or experiencing serious illness and helps to stop the disease from spreading.

Consider getting your flu shot as early in the fall as possible if you're in a high-risk group like:

  • People with compromised immune systems

  • Adults 65 years or older

  • Residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other care facilities, regardless of age

  • People with chronic illnesses like heart, kidneys, or liver disease, as well as diabetes, or asthma

  • Kids less than 5 years old

  • Pregnant women

  • Women who've delivered a baby up to two weeks ago

What are the side effects of the flu shot?

Some people experience mild side effects from the flu shot like soreness, redness, or swelling at the injection site, a fever, or muscle aches that dissipate within 2 to 3 days. These side effects indicate your immune system is responding and building immunity to the virus.

What types of flu vaccines does Walmart offer?

Walmart offers the standard quadrivalent flu vaccine for people up to 65 years old and a high-dose vaccine for seniors aged 65+. Walmart also offers an egg-free version of the vaccine for people with allergies.

Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot in the same visit?

Yes, you can get the COVID-19 vaccine and the flu shot in one visit at Walmart. The CDC has stated that getting both vaccines at the same time is safe.

Is the flu shot at Walmart different from the one at my doctor's office?

Walmart pharmacies offer the same flu vaccines available at your doctor's office. Manufacturers distribute millions of doses of the same vaccines to doctors and pharmacies around the country.