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Knock Out the Flu

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*This post “Knock Out the Flu” is sponsored by K-mart. However, all opinions are my own*

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We did back-to-school shopping for Ziana last month, but back-to-school doesn’t just mean getting the necessary supplies for your kid and making sure they get all their necessary shots, but it also means taking care of ourselves. There’s nothing worse when your child comes home sick from school over and over and over again. That’s why every year I make sure I stay on top of getting my flu shots.

Going to the doctor means making an appointment, taking time out of your day, making an extra stop. Since I’m always shopping, the convenience of getting shots while shopping makes me a happy mom. Kmart is one of my happy places– I get to shop and get some of my medical needs met all in one place. A trip to a Kmart Pharmacy doesn’t end with flu shots. The pharmacy team can also help you select over the counter healthcare items as part of their “Care Beyond the Counter” approach. Which is something I’m happy about because that again means not having to make an extra trip to my doctor so he can recommend the same thing a Kmart pharmacist would.

Every year I make it in to get my flu shot and every year I feel on top of the world because I honestly feel as if nothing can catch me, not even a cold. This week I made it to Kmart did some more shopping for items I probably didn’t need (as usual) and decided to also swing by the pharmacy department.

Now for you folks that are weary about getting the flu shot check this out– According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention influenza (flu) a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses, which can cause mild to severe illness, or even more serious outcomes. You catch the flu, the whole family is at risk of catching it too. And you might be taking it like a champ, but your 5-year-old may not.

Interestingly, according to a poll conducted by CityMD, an urgent care center network, only ’52 percent of adults aged 18-34 didn’t plan to get the flu shot during last year’s season, and 25 percent blamed cost as the main deterrent.’ 52%! Yes, you read that correctly. Now imagine that 52% getting sick, which now means having to call off of work for a day or days- go to the doctor and cost you probably more than it originally would’ve cost you, if you had received the flu shot. Last year the cost of folks missing work cost was $5.8 billion. Again, you read it right.

This year at Kmart getting the shot for the whole family can cost nothing, $0 co-pay with most insurance plans. The next best thing next to that is no appointment is needed! Less hassle is what I need in my life. Am I right?

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99 Comments

  • Reply
    Christina London
    Oct 26, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    No I did not get the flu shot. I have never had it before.

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    Kelsey Vinson
    Oct 26, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Yes!! Because 2 years ago I chose not to when they offered it. Less than 2 weeks later I came down with the flu.

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    Trisha Musgrave
    Oct 26, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    I haven’t gotten my flu shot yet, only because I haven’t gone to get it yet!

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    Tabathia B
    Oct 26, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    No, waiting to see if I can get an appointment while kid are in school

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    Bea Alexandra
    Oct 26, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    I actually am getting it next week for work. It’s mandatory for nurses at the hospital where I work. I just make sure to get my lollipop!

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    Juanita May
    Oct 26, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    I haven’t. I never get one.

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    tat2gurlzrock
    Oct 26, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Not yet. I am going this weekend.

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    Julie Terry
    Oct 26, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    I have not gotten a flu shot. I do not get them ever.

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    Wendy Pesce
    Oct 26, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    I have not gotten one yet but since I visit mom in a nursing home, I really should!

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    Lisa Pecora
    Oct 26, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    I have never gotten a flu shot, have not had the flu in over 15 years. Do not see the need for one and do not want the potential side effects.

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    donna porter
    Oct 26, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Yes, we all got our flu shot last week. I think this is very important.

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    Mary. Benack
    Oct 26, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Yes i did get my flu shot

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    JR
    Oct 26, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    I got my flu shot w/ my husband a few weeks ago.

  • Reply
    Kayla Klontz
    Oct 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    No, the flu shot makes me incredibly sick. However, my children have both had theirs.

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    Sarah Mayer
    Oct 26, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Nope, haven’t gotten my flu shot yet!

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    Lisa Bourlier
    Oct 26, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Nope I did get the Adult Chicken Pox vac after being exposed to someone with Shingles though!

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    boster07
    Oct 26, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Nope. I’ve never gotten one

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    Becky phelps
    Oct 26, 2017 at 11:18 am

    No i have not. I seem to get sick when i get it

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    Terry
    Oct 26, 2017 at 11:16 am

    No, I have not gotten a flu shot as I am unable to do so. The flu shot makes me sicker and the last time I got one, I was in bed for almost 8 weeks.

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    MargaretAnn Rice
    Oct 26, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Yes, both Hubby and I got our flu shots. No way of knowing for certain if it is why we rarely catch the flu or if it isn’t worse than would be without but works for us.

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    Georgia Beckman
    Oct 26, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Yes! Because it was easy & free at Walgreen’s!

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    Jessica Salazar
    Oct 26, 2017 at 10:29 am

    My boyfriend got the flu last year , so we learned our lesson and the whole family got it done early !

  • Reply
    Darlene
    Oct 26, 2017 at 10:21 am

    No I don’t like flu shots!

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    kt3us
    Oct 26, 2017 at 10:18 am

    I have not gotten my flu shot yet, guess i’m just waiting a bit. kelly tupick

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    Eileen Boyce
    Oct 26, 2017 at 3:09 am

    Yes but got sick next day for a week.

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    Mandy Bruenger
    Oct 26, 2017 at 2:27 am

    not yet!

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    amanda whitley
    Oct 25, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    i havent gotten my flu shot yet because i havent had the time.

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    Erin M
    Oct 25, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    I’ve never had a flu shot and never have had the flu.

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    Natalie
    Oct 25, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I just got my flu shot because I get a discount on my health insurance if I do.

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    shelly
    Oct 25, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Yes, we all got our flu shot this year. We don’t want to chance it.

  • Reply
    jeremy mclaughlin
    Oct 25, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Yes got my flu shot already.

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    shelly peterson
    Oct 25, 2017 at 1:46 am

    I have not gotten it , I never do.

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    heather
    Oct 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    I have not gotten a flu shot because I don’t like em.

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    Julie Wood
    Oct 24, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Yes, I got the Flu Shot last week!

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      Betsy
      Oct 24, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Woohoohoo!

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    Stephanie Phelps
    Oct 24, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I have because my husband travels a lot and we thought it would be best for both of us to be ahead of the game!

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      Betsy
      Oct 24, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Yes, I definitely agree!

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    Elena
    Oct 24, 2017 at 9:43 am

    I have not get the flu shot yet. I am getting one this week.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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      Betsy
      Oct 24, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Aw you’re welcome!

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    Ellie Wright
    Oct 24, 2017 at 12:39 am

    No, not yet. But I plan to this week. My husband already got his.

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    Elle
    Oct 23, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Yes, I did.

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    Kim Henrichs
    Oct 23, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    I haven’t yet just because of time but I usually do!

    • Reply
      Betsy
      Oct 24, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      Make the time girl!

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    Katrina Brockavich
    Oct 23, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    I got my flu shot because I work at a doctor’s office and I’d rather be partially protected from the flu than not at all! I’m around way too many sick people to leave it to chance!

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      Betsy
      Oct 24, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      OH wow I can imagine

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    Gina Marie
    Oct 23, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    I haven’t gotten mine yet. I may try to get one in a week or two.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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      Betsy
      Oct 24, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      Awesome!!! And you’re welcome!

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    Jessica To
    Oct 23, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    I’ve never gotten a flu shot. I did just get a tetanus shot though!

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    Carolsue
    Oct 23, 2017 at 4:46 am

    CAROLSUE
    I commented a few days ago but haven’t seen the comment….so as to not disqualify myself, I will comment again. Delete if this is a dupe. YES, I did get my flu shot. I totally believe in them, even though they don’t protect against all strains of the flu.

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      Betsy
      Oct 24, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      So sorry Carol! Definitely not disqualified!

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    LauraJJ
    Oct 22, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    I have never had one in the past, but was just at my doctors office last week…and she talked me into it~!!!

    • Reply
      Betsy
      Oct 24, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      Haha yeah they seem to always do that!

  • Reply
    Caroline Boyle
    Oct 22, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    I have not gotten to it yet 🙂

  • Reply
    bn100
    Oct 22, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    yes; it’s the season

  • Reply
    Caroline Boyle
    Oct 22, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    I have not gotten to it yet

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    Anna Pry
    Oct 22, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    No I haven’t, we don’t vaccinate

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    nickie
    Oct 22, 2017 at 11:13 am

    I have not yet 🙂

  • Reply
    Elena
    Oct 22, 2017 at 10:10 am

    I am getting one next week. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Shayna
    Oct 22, 2017 at 9:25 am

    YES, I HAVE GOTTEN MY FLU SHOT 🙂 I GET IT EVERY YEAR.

  • Reply
    Chrissy
    Oct 21, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    I have not gotten my flu shot yet mainly because I have just been super busy! I am planning to get it this week though!

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    Cheryl B
    Oct 21, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Yes, I have. I suffer from an auto immune disease and I need all the help I can get.

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      Betsy
      Oct 24, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      Sorry to hear that hon

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    Heather Dawn
    Oct 21, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    I haven’t got it yet I plan on it, soon!

  • Reply
    marilynnawara
    Oct 21, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I’m getting my flu shot next week.

  • Reply
    Mita
    Oct 21, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    I am getting my flu shot soon

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    Mita
    Oct 21, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    I am getting my flu shot soon.

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    meredith
    Oct 21, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Yup – i have to and do anyway b/c science is cool

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    Elena
    Oct 21, 2017 at 11:48 am

    I am going to get one next week

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    carol clark
    Oct 21, 2017 at 10:09 am

    dont get one every year i think i had one around 8 years ago but i just dont i guess that is bad

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    Melissa Botelho
    Oct 21, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Not Yet and typically I do not get it

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    aaron reck
    Oct 20, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    I usually get one in the spring I think it is. I got it written down some where though.

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    Michelle J.
    Oct 20, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Not yet. I forgot.

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    teeanderson99isme
    Oct 20, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    I got mine 3 days. I get one every year.

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    Ellen Beck
    Oct 20, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Must be moderated… yes I got my flu shot.

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    Ellen Beck
    Oct 20, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Yep! I got my flu shot a week ago. I had an appointment for something else and the Dr insisted.

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    Iliana R
    Oct 20, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    I haven’t yet but I will soon!

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    Carolsue Anderson
    Oct 20, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    CAROLSUE
    My husband is sick and could land in the hospital if he were to get the flu. We were practically ordered to get flu shots by his oncologist. Yes, I believe in them. It’s been 3 years since I’ve been sick. My daughter doesn’t believe in them and she has been sick every few months for years (she doesn’t live with us)! Some people get the shot, then get sick — it happens. It is either a coincidence or because flu shots don’t protect you against EVERYTHING. I guess you could argue that they don’t help, but they sure don’t hurt. I will continue to get them. To each their own.
    digicats {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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      Betsy
      Oct 24, 2017 at 9:20 pm

      Yes I completely agree with you! I think it’s just the person as well.

  • Reply
    Krista M
    Oct 20, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    I got it last week, they were doing them at work which made it easy. I get it because I have a 1 year old!

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    Steve Weber
    Oct 20, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    I never get the flu shot.. it doesn’t make sense to get injected with a virus.

  • Reply
    Alyssa Perez
    Oct 20, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    I so didn’t know that Kmart does this! Thank you hunny!!!

    • Reply
      Betsy
      Oct 24, 2017 at 9:20 pm

      Yes!! I didn’t know either

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    Rachel
    Oct 20, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    I haven’t got my flu shot yet because I like to wait until the beginning of November to get it.

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    Tiffany Banks
    Oct 20, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    I have not gotten my flu shot yet but will be scheduling soon because I am pregnant and my doctor suggested it

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      Betsy
      Oct 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      ohhh! Yes gotta take care of that baby!!

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    SaraAB87
    Oct 20, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    I have not gotten my flu shot yet, and I don’t plan on getting one.

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      Betsy
      Oct 20, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      To each it’s own 🙂

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    sandra
    Oct 20, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I am getting my flu shot next week.

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      Betsy
      Oct 20, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      yay! Good to hear

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    Kelly mcgrew
    Oct 20, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Haven’t had the time yet but I will be within the next week or two!

    • Reply
      Betsy
      Oct 20, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      Win the gift card and you can do some shopping too!

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    Kimmy Ripley
    Oct 20, 2017 at 10:26 am

    No I have not. I eat healthy and clean and never get sick.

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      Betsy
      Oct 20, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      OH wow lucky you! I always catch something

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    Lauren
    Oct 20, 2017 at 9:43 am

    I am getting mine next week.

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      Betsy
      Oct 20, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      Awesome! Good luck

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    Mindy DeLisi
    Oct 20, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Nope, don’t believe in the flu shot. Highly against it.

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      Betsy
      Oct 20, 2017 at 4:04 pm

      aw! I respect it <3

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    Will G
    Oct 20, 2017 at 6:49 am

    I have not. I never do.

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      Betsy
      Oct 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      It’s okay–

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