According to the experts, it’s not too late to get a flu vaccine to gain some protection from the flu this winter -- provided you can find one.
Both the CVS Pharmacy in Emmaus and the CVS in Macungie were still administering flu vaccines at about 4 p.m. Friday, with plans to continue doing so through closing.
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All CVS stores are offering the vaccine on a walk-in basis during normal store hours. In Emmaus, the wait on Friday afternoon was about 20 minutes, while in Macungie, people were spending about an hour in line for the shot.
The flu vaccine at CVS runs $31.99. Both stores said they expect to have enough vaccines to continue administering them Saturday, but it’s hard to tell if there will be enough shots on hand to get through the weekend.
The CVS in Emmaus isn’t scheduled to get another delivery until Monday.
The Walgreens at 1855 S. 5th St. in Allentown also had flu vaccines on hand Friday about 4 p.m. The store is open 24-hours/day and will administer the vaccine around the clock until it runs out of the medicine.
Walgreens is offering an intradermal flu vaccine, which uses a smaller, potentially less painful needle, for a cash price of $36.99.
Weis Pharmacy in Emmaus had run out of the vaccine by about 4 p.m. Friday and will not likely be getting more in any time soon.
All Weis stores were out of the vaccine Friday and while the company is trying to get more of the medicine, an employee of the Emmaus Weis told Patch people “shouldn’t hold their breath since the vaccine is in such short supply.”