*This post “Knock Out the Flu” is sponsored by K-mart. However, all opinions are my own*
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?
Now it’s time for you to enter in a $50 gift card from Kmart!