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Are flu shots available at Walmart?

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Flu shots are available at select Walmart Wellness Centers and pharmacies, according to Walmart.com. The company’s website features a store finder that helps locate these centers based on geographical location.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu vaccine for anyone over the age of 6 months, Walmart states. Vaccination is especially important for those who are at high risk of developing complications, such as pregnant women, people younger than 5 and those older than 65. People who have certain medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes and chronic lung disease also need the vaccine. However, anyone who is experiencing moderate-to-severe illness should wait until he is fully recovered to receive the vaccine. The vaccine is not recommended for people with a history of Guillain-Barre Syndrome resulting from a previous flu vaccine.

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