How much does a flu shot cost? So far: $31.99 at Walgreen’s, and $14.99 at Costco for a “trivalent shot,” as you can see from this picture I took the other day.
This map from flushot.healthmap.org says the Stop & Shop up the road is charging $35 for the same thing, while Target charges $28.
The Walgreen’s picture we ran earlier said their price is $31.99. It didn’t say if it was trivalent or not.
How much did your flu shot cost?
Jeanne Pinder is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded ClearHealthCosts.
She was previously a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia University School of Journalism. ClearHealthCosts has won grants from the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York; the International Women’s Media Foundation; the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with KQED public radio in San Francisco and KPCC in Los Angeles; the Lenfest Foundation in Philadelphia for a partnership with The Philadelphia Inquirer; and the New York State Health Foundation for a partnership with WNYC public radio/Gothamist in New York; and other honors.
Her TED talk about fixing health costs has surpassed 2 million views.