I was at Publix yesterday and saw an advertisement that caught my eye: get a free $10 Publix gift card when you get your flu shot at Publix. Perhaps this is something that varies with state law, but I’ve never seen a similar offer in my home area. My local Walgreen’s was advertising the fact that there is a $0 copay with most insurances — which turned out to be true with mine (unfortunately, perhaps, as I’d have been happy to have taken $10 in groceries instead).
I’m no medical professional and I don’t think I’ve ever gotten the flu (knock on wood), but with a baby at home I’m not willing to take any chances. I hate needles, but I got my shot this year and lived to tell the tale. I just wish I’d have gotten ten bucks in groceries to do it.
The sign indicates that restrictions apply, but I didn’t see what those restrictions were. If you’re already passing by Publix, it wouldn’t hurt to look for a sign near the pharmacy – at least not any more than a needle in the arm.