With estimates of a supply of over 166 million doses of seasonal flu vaccine this year, everyone should be able to get a flu shot if they want one.
Availability isn't always the only problem though. You still have to be able to afford the flu shot.
There is good news if the cost of the flu shot or a copay has kept you from getting a flu shot for yourself or your kids - this year, Walgreens is once again giving away flu shots. This year, they are giving out vouchers for 300,000 free flu shots through local health departments. Since the vouchers are being given away on a first come, first-served basis while supplies last, be sure to call your local health department as soon as you can if you need one.