It's increasingly common (and easy) to get a seasonal flu shot when picking up a few items at the drugstore, but children and adults can also stay current on other immunizations without squeezing a doctor's appointment into a busy schedule. Chain pharmacies such as CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens and big-box stores such as Costco and Walmart provide vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and some needed for international travel.
Of course, a doctor should always be consulted about particular vaccination needs, and age requirements should be confirmed before popping over to a pharmacy. Some states require prescriptions for children, and some chains (including Sam's Club) offer vaccinations only for adults. Here's what consumers pay out of pocket for a dose of 10 common vaccines at the big pharmacy chains.