Airport Flu Shots

Summer is over. Fall is here. And any moment now, flu season will kick into high gear.

Time to think about getting a flu shot.

Last year I got my flu shot in Chicago’s O’Hare Airport at a kiosk set up on one of the concourses. It was quick and easy (can’t say fun) but it cost no more than it would have cost at home and it saved me a trip to the doctor. I even did a short radio story about the experience for National Public Radio.

This year, the UIC-O’Hare Medical Center is once again offering flu shots for $35 (Medicare accepted). No word yet on where those kiosks will pop up, but right now flu shots are available at the medical clinic on the upper level of Terminal 2.

Not traveling through O’Hare? Last year you could also get a flu shot at airports in Denver, Atlanta, Cincinnati and in and several other cities. So keep your eyes open – and get ready to roll up your sleeves.

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