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  • Morning Coffee: Don’t get your flu shot at CVS

    I was lured by the promise of a 10% off shopping pass, and decided that we would get our flu shots at CVS this year. The adults anyway; the boys already got their dose at the pediatrician’s office. But despite making an appointment online, they were totally unprepared for us, with nothing ready. We waited for a long time just for the paperwork to be processed, and as we waited for the pharmacist to finish doing whatever he was doing, I realized that they had only prepped one shot and not two. They had also lost a prescription that I was planning to pick up. So I told them to forget it all and we left. And I’ll never: (1) get a flu shot at CVS; and (2) go to pick up a prescription without verifying that it’s ready. In fact, the only reason I’m willing to continue filling my prescriptions there is because they accept competitor pharmacy coupons for gift cards. Otherwise, I’d avoid their pharmacy altogether!

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    Comments

    1. I have the same problem with CVS. I had my Rx on auto-refill, but to them, that meant they could wait until the day I actually ran out of my meds to have it ready for me. My Rx is pretty important, and I take it in the morning, so I have to pick it up at least one day before… and they never had it ready for me. Which completely defeats the point of auto-refill.

    2. Chief Family Officer says:

      @Rebecca – The best/worst part was that they seem so surprised that we weren't happy and were totally unapologetic about it. If they acted that way about an important medication, I'd be furious!

    3. HI: A WHILE BACK WE WERE AT A HOSPITAL IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AS OUR SON WAS IN FOR A BONE MARROW TRANS PLANT IN CONNECTION WITH LUSKEMIA AND WE WERE HAVING TROUBLE AT THE HOSPITAL PHARMACY AND THUS OUR SON'S DOCTOR WAS HOT ON THE SCENE AND WHEN SHE SAW WHAT DISARAY THERE WERE IN SHE SAID "YOUR WORSE THAN CVS" WHICH FOR HER WAS THE ULTIMATE PUT DOWN. WE AVOID THEIR PHARMACY BUT LOVE THE STORES. BLESSINGS JANARIE78

    4. I agree with you that CVS is the worst for getting drugs filled. I switched to another pharmacy after I was told my prescriptions ready only to get there and they had one and the other was ready at another CVS. I was not happy and they didn't understand why I would be upset. That was it for me.