Can non-resident foreigners get the flu vaccine?


#1

I’m looking to make a trip to the US for a little bit, and there’s quite a bit of news about the flu going around there, so would like to get a shot before heading over. Is it possible to get the flu vaccine in Taipei just by walking into a hospital and asking for it? Anyone know how much it would typically cost out of pocket without NHS?


#2

Didn’t they just tell everyone they messed up really bad with this years flu vaccine totally getting the type wrong.


#3

Don’t know but many of the Walgreens have them. Don’t think it,s expensive.


#4

yes, and ask for the more expensive 4 strain version. most places might be out by now so call ahead first.


#5

May be but a previously healthy woman in her 40s who went to the gym and kept fit died within 48 hours.

She never got a flu shot.

Even if the shot wasn’t perfect they help the body to train against the flu


#6

#7

it is possible if the hospital still has the vaccine and the price may be about 500NTD, must be less than 1000NTD. As @gnaij said, most places don’t have it for self-pay (=low risk) patients.