In an effort to ensure that Santa Monica-area residents receive their flu vaccination before flu season starts, MinuteClinic will hold Flu Shot Express Clinics at the Santa Monica Boulevard location in Santa Monica on Friday, Sept. 23 and Friday, Sept. 30. During the clinics, additional providers will be on hand to administer flu shots and to expedite the patient vaccination process.

Flu vaccinations, including the standard season vaccine and the high-dose versions for seniors, are offered seven days a week, including evenings and weekends at MinuteClinic locations nationwide with no appointment needed. They are available at no cost through most insurance plans, including Medicare Part B. In addition, patients who get their flu shot at MinuteClinic receive a 20 percent off CVS Pharmacy Shopping Pass.

MinuteClinic can provide flu shots to children 18 months and up, adolescents, adults and seniors, making it easy to vaccinate the whole family in one trip. Patients planning to go to MinuteClinic to get their flu shot can visit to view wait times and hold their place in line at their chosen clinic.

The CDC says the flu shot remains the single most effective way to prevent the flu, which hospitalizes more than 200,000 Americans annually, and recommends that everyone who is eligible and at least six months old get a flu shot when the vaccine becomes available, preferably by October.

Friday, Sept. 23 and Friday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., MinuteClinic (inside CVS Pharmacy), 2505 Santa Monica Boulevard

  • Submitted by Amy Lanctot, CVS Health