Where to Get a Flu Shot in Hoboken + Jersey City Right Now

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Scientists predict that a Covid-19 second wave could exist alongside an influenza pandemic in the upcoming months. Judy Persichilli, a New Jersey health commissioner, said last week a vicious year of influenza, along with a predicted uptick in coronavirus cases by the end of the year, has the capacity to constrain healthcare resources across the state this fall. “This year, more than ever,” she said, “it is important that everyone six months of age or older get vaccinated against the flu.”

By getting vaccinated, according to doctors, your body develops antibodies against influenza, reducing the risk of catching the disease and transmitting it to others. Flu vaccination can also protect children, women in pregnancy, working-age adults, and older adults from flu-associated hospitalizations.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone over the age of six months get the flu shot in the next few weeks, before the start of flu season. Experts suggest that people with life-threatening allergies to eggs or past flu vaccines talk with their doctor about what’s right for them. A high-dose vaccine {for people aged 65 or older} is available at most pharmacies. Flu providers recommend rescheduling your vaccine if you’ve been sick with fever or cough in the last 48 hours, or if you’ve been in close contact with someone who has coronavirus.

A flu shot is free at most locations with Medicaid, Medicare, and nearly all private insurance plans. If needles make you squirm, ask about a nasal spray alternative, which scientists say is just as effective. Read on to find where you can get your flu shot in Hoboken + Jersey City today.

Disclaimer: Please consult with a doctor for any questions.

This article is for informational purposes only.

Hoboken

Hoboken Family Pharmacy {307 1st Street}

On September 24 {today!}, the city government is covering the costs of flu shots for any person without insurance at a pop-up location at 605 Jackson Street {sign up here!}. At Hoboken Family Pharmacy’s store location, all you need to do to get your flu shot is to walk in and ask for one — no appointment needed. At Hoboken Family Pharmacy, a seasonal vaccine is free with insurance and $35 without insurance.

CVS {59 Washington Street}

To schedule an appointment at CVS, text FLU to 287-898, or you can walk in and ask for a flu shot without an appointment. A flu shot is free with insurance or Medicare Part B. Without insurance, a seasonal vaccine is $39.99, and a high-dose vaccine {for people aged 65 or older} is $69.99. {Need some incentive? CVS is offering a one-time $5 discount off a $20 purchase for any person who gets vaccinated at the pharmacy before October 31.}

Walgreens {101 Washington Street; 1300 Willow Ave; 1320 Bernard McFeely St}

All Walgreens pharmacies accept walk-in and scheduled appointments. Walgreens accepts most insurance plans. Without insurance, a seasonal vaccine is $40.99, and a high-dose vaccine {for people aged 65 or older} is $79.99. The pharmacy has a nasal spray option at most locations.

Medicine Man Pharmacy & Compounding {511 Washington}

Medicine Man Pharmacy & Compounding accepts walk-in appointments for the flu shot. A flu shot is free with most insurance plans. The pharmacy also has a preservative-free version for those who need one.

Better Life Pharmacy {1000 Washington}

To get your flu shot, all you need to do is walk in and ask for one — no appointment needed. The pharmacy also has an alternative version {called FLUAD} for people aged 65 or older.

Jersey City

Rite Aid Pharmacy {981 W Side Ave; 2859 John F Kennedy Blvd; 337 Central Ave; 1212 Summit Ave; 395 Danforth Ave Ste 4}

To get your flu shot, all you need to do is walk in and ask for one — no appointment needed. Rite Aid Pharmacy accepts most insurance plans.

Walgreens {110 Newark Ave; 337 Central Ave; 1212 Summit Ave; 2395 John F. Kennedy Blvd; 395 Danforth Av}

All Walgreens pharmacies accept walk-in and scheduled appointments. Walgreens accepts most insurance plans. Without insurance, a seasonal vaccine is $40.99, and a high-dose vaccine {for people aged 65 or older} is $79.99. The pharmacy has a nasal spray option at most locations.

CVS {88 Morgan St; 30 Mall Drive West; 70 Hudson St; 100 14th St}

To schedule an appointment at CVS, text FLU to 287-898, or you can walk in and ask for a flu shot without an appointment. A flu shot is free with insurance or Medicare Part B. Without insurance, a seasonal vaccine is $39.99, and a high-dose vaccine {for people aged 65 or older} is $69.99. {Need some incentive? CVS is offering a one-time $5 discount off a $20 purchase for any person who gets vaccinated at the pharmacy before October 31.}

Herberts Pharmacy {753 Bergen Ave}

To get your flu shot, all you need to do is walk in and ask for one — no appointment needed. Herberts Pharmacy accepts most insurance plans. A flu shot is free with insurance. Without insurance, a seasonal vaccine and a high-dose vaccine {for people aged 65 or older} are each $30. The pharmacy recommends to call beforehand to confirm whether a pharmacist is available to give the flu shot. {To confirm a pharmacist before you go, call (201) 333-7250.}

Ultra Care Pharmacy {568 W Side Ave}

To get your flu shot, all you need to do is walk in and ask for one — no appointment needed. Ultra Care Pharmacy accepts most insurance plans. A flu shot is free with insurance. Without insurance, a seasonal vaccine is $25. 

Acme Pharmacy {321 Rte 440 & Kellogg St; 125 18th St}

To get your flu shot, all you need to do is walk in and ask for one — no appointment needed. Acme Pharmacy accepts most insurance plans. A flu shot is free with insurance. The pharmacy also offers a high-dose vaccine and version called FLUAD for people aged 65 and older. To get a head start on the paperwork, you can fill out the forms in advance online. {Need some incentive? Acme is offering a one-time 10% discount off a grocery purchase for any person who gets vaccinated at the pharmacy.}

Duane Reade Pharmacy {1 Path Plz}

To get your flu shot, all you need to do is walk in and ask for one — no appointment needed. Duane Reade Pharmacy accepts most insurance plans. A flu shot is free with insurance.

Jersey Drugs {286 Central Ave Ste 1}

To get your flu shot, all you need to do is walk in and ask for one — no appointment needed. Jersey Drugs accepts most insurance plans. A flu shot is free with insurance. Without insurance, a seasonal vaccine is $32.

Palace Drugs {172 Newark Ave Ste 2}

To get your flu shot, all you need to do is walk in and ask for one — no appointment needed. Palace Drugs accepts most insurance plans. A flu shot is free with insurance. Without insurance, a seasonal vaccine is $35.

Newport Pharmacy {165 Erie St}

To get your flu shot, all you need to do is walk in and ask for one — no appointment needed. Newport Pharmacy accepts most insurance plans. A flu shot is free with insurance. Without insurance, a seasonal vaccine is $29.99. A person between the ages of 7 and 11 needs a prescription to get a flu shot here. The pharmacy recommends to call beforehand to confirm whether a pharmacist is available to give the flu shot. {To confirm a pharmacist before you go, call (201) 963-1903.}

Bond Drugs {371 Central Ave}

To get your flu shot, all you need to do is walk in and ask for one — no appointment needed. Bond Drugs accepts most insurance plans. A flu shot is free with insurance. Without insurance, a seasonal vaccine is $35, and a high-dose vaccine {for people aged 65 or older} is $60.

 

Know of another spot that offers flu shots? Comment below or email hello@hobokengirl.com to add to the list.


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Matthew Cunningham covers local stories on LGBTQ life, city council, local business, inequality, and science. Born in Arkansas, Matthew is a student at Stevens Institute of Technology and a proud gay Hoboken resident. When he isn't dashing to a zoning board meeting or interviewing lawmakers, he enjoys exploring restaurants on Washington Street, scootering on Frank Sinatra Drive, and getting a taste of the big city life.