Free flu shots for the unemployed

The Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board, in collaboration with CVS Caremark, is distributing vouchers to 4,000 of its registered participants for free flu shots this fall.

The vouchers are now available daily from 2-4 p.m. at all five PA CareerLink office locations in Philadelphia until all are distributed. The program covers the seasonal flu shot only and not the H1N1 (swine flu) vaccines. Vouchers can be redeemed with proper identification at a participating CVS/pharmacy and at scheduled flu shot clinics inside select stores.

The program started Thursday, so get in there fast if you want a free voucher. CareerLink will give the vouchers to registered individuals with photo identification. Nationwide, CVS is spending $3 million to vaccinate 100,000 unemployed individuals in 20 areas.