Flu Shot Appointments by Tarrytown Pharmacy
- Appointments are REQUIRED this year for flu shots
- All flu shots we offer are now QUADRIVALENT, meaning that they contain 4 different influenza strains
- We have the new special type of flu shot for patients over the age of 65, which helps generate a stronger immune response and contains 4 different flu strains.
- Check out our FAQ below for more information!
Flu Shots *(Ages 65+ and Medicare)*
We have the new special type of flu shot for patients over the age of 65, which helps generate a stronger immune response and contains 4 different flu strains.
If you are 65 years of age or older, and/or have a Medicare Part B (Red,White, and Blue) Medicare card.
If the shot is not covered, or you do not have prescription insurance, the shot can be purchased out-of-pocket for $75.
*We have waived the $15 COVID-19 Safety and Precaution Fee to better serve our 65 and older patients!*
Schedule your appointment by clicking below!
Flu Shots *(Ages 5+)*
We can immunize patients ages 5 and up without a prescription.
We bill PRESCRIPTION insurance in order to cover the cost of the immunization. You will be prompted for the insurance information when scheduling your appointment. If the shot is not covered, or you do not have prescription insurance, the shot can be purchased out-of-pocket for $40.
*A $15 COVID-19 Safety Precaution Fee will be collected during scheduling, to cover PPE and sanitization costs. This is separate from any cost associated with the vaccine.
How Tarrytown Pharmacy is protecting our staff and patients!
- Flu shots and immunizations will be provided on an APPOINTMENT ONLY basis.
- Consent forms, insurance billing, and payment will be collected electronically to avoid potential exposure interactions.
- Immunization staff will be outfitted with all the necessary PPE to safely provide immunizations to patients. Face masks, face shields, gloves, and eye protection.
- Immunization rooms are sanitized between each appointment, to ensure optimized safety for each patient.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What type of shot do you carry?
A: We carry Afluria Quadrivalent Flu Shots. And for patients 65 and older, we offer the Fluad Quadrivalent adjuvent flu shot. The high dose flu shot is available upon request.
Q: When should I get the flu shot?
A: While the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has not yet voted on the flu vaccine recommendations for 2020-2021, CDC does not anticipate a major change in the recommendation on timing of vaccination. Getting vaccinated in July or August is too early, especially for older people, because of the likelihood of reduced protection against flu infection later in the flu season. September and October are good times to get vaccinated. However, as long as flu viruses are circulating, vaccination should continue, even in January or later.
Q: What precautions are you taking to keep staff and patients safe this flu season, especially during COVID.
A: Immunization staff will be outfitted with all the necessary PPE to safely provide immunizations to patients. Face masks, face shields, gloves, and eye protection.
Q: Do offer flu shots for businesses or off-site clinics?
A: Yes! Check out our page for business flu shot clinics! Click Here!
Q: What strains of influenza are included in this year's shot?
A: 2020-2021 Influenza strains
1) A/Victoria/2454/2019 IVR-207
2) A/Hong Kong/2671/2019 IVR-208
3) 400 B/Victoria/705/2018 BVR-11
4) B/Phuket/3073/2013 401 BVR-1B
Q: What is the difference between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19?
Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two.
While more is learned every day, there is still a lot that is unknown about COVID-19 and the virus that causes it. This table compares COVID-19 and flu, given the best available information to date.
To learn more about COVID-19, visit Coronavirus (COVID-19).
To learn more about flu, visit Influenza (Flu).
Q: Why are you charging $15 for a COVID-19 Safety and Precaution Fee?
A: COVID-19 has caused all healthcare fields to adjust and adapt to new ways of providing excellent care in a safe manner to patients. In order to properly care for patients during this time, Tarrytown Pharmacy has had to incur extra costs for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), sanitization supplies and time to clean, as well as infrastructure to provide efficient and safe immunizations. The $15 fee helps cover the costs for these precautions, and helps ensure a safe experience for our patients and staff!
*We have waived the $15 charge for our patients ages 65 and older, in order to encourage those at higher risk to receive the flu shot this year!