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 December 11, 2012  Posted by  Health, Health & Beauty, Hot Deals, Travel
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If you haven’t yet gotten your flu shot but will be traveling for the holidays, guess what? It is possible to get a cheap flu shot at the airport.

Turns out that there are a handful of medical clinics located inside or very near airports in major cities. Many of these clinics accept insurance –which means if your insurance covers flu shots 100%, then they are free to you. For others the cost is nominal, adding up to a cheap flu shot 2012 option for you.

Here are five airports that offer cheap flu shots in 2012, among other immunization and healthcare options–you know, in case you wanted to get a full check up during your layover.

  • Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport
    A company called Aeroclinic runs a full suite of medical services in this airport. When it comes to flu shots, expect to pay $35. According to an airport newsletter, airport employees can receive a $5 discount with ID. The clinic, located in the Main Terminal Atrium Level 3, is open from 7:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
  • Chicago O’Hare
    For $30 you can get a flu shot without an appointment at a medical clinic located inside Terminal 2 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
  • JFK International Airport
    The clinic is technically located on the airport property, not inside JFK International Airport itself, but you can arrange (read: make an appointment for) a flu shot at JFK Advance Medical Offices. They’ll even provide a free shuttle to/from your airport terminal.
  • Nashville International Airport
    Stop in at the Carehere! Walk-in Clinic and Wellness Store on Concourse C for a flu shot. It costs $25 — cheaper than what some drugstores charge. The clinic doesn’t require an appointment.
  • San Francisco International Airport
    Make sure you decide to get your flu shot before going through security at San Francisco Airport. Because the SFO Medical Clinic, which is the place you would go for your flu shot, isn’t inside the airport terminal but rather on the departures/ticketing level of the International Terminal Main Hall, on the A side. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Unlike many other airport clinics, this one requires an appointment. The clinic does take most major credit cards. You will have to pay $30 for your flu shot, and then you will get an itemized receipt to submit to your health insurance company for reimbursement.

Keep in mind that it takes a few weeks for your body to build up its immunity. So don’t wait too long to get your shot.

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