Get your flu vaccine for $0 cost at a TRICARE network pharmacy

Child receiving vaccine from Pediatrician

The flu vaccine is a vaccine that causes antibodies to develop in the body to provide protection against infection. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against three to four influenza viruses that are expected to be the most widespread in the upcoming season, based on research. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu vaccination reduces the risk of flu illness between 40% and 60%, so the CDC recommends that all people ages 6 months and older receive a flu vaccine each year.

How much does it cost to get the flu vaccine?

Your annual flu vaccine is free when it is given by a pharmacist at a retail network pharmacy or a military hospital or clinic. Copayments may apply if you receive the flu vaccine at a health clinic inside of a pharmacy.

How do I find a retail network pharmacy?

Use our online tool here to find a local retail network pharmacy.

How do I get the flu vaccine at a retail pharmacy?

Before you get your flu vaccine, call the pharmacy to ask about:

  • Days and times the vaccine is available
  • Certain restrictions, such as age limits
  • If there are any other vaccines available that you might be eligible for

Be sure an authorized pharmacist is giving the vaccine, not a health provider, to avoid possible out-of-pocket costs. You should also bring your military ID when you get the flu vaccine.

If the pharmacy you chose has restrictions or the vaccine isn’t available, you can go to your doctor or a TRICARE-authorized provider at a participating network clinic. If you choose either of these options, you will need to pay copayments or cost-shares for the office visit.

Published August 24, 2021