Utica, NY (WIBX) - Those hoping to stave off the flu this year have an early opportunity to get the vaccine.

This Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m., Rite Aid Pharmacy is hosting a flu and pneumonia clinic at Schuyler Commons, located at 1776 Independence Square in Utica.

Although walk-ins will be welcome for flu shots, registration is required prior to receiving a pneumonia vaccine.

Both vaccines are covered by Medicare Part B insurance and other plans. For those without coverage, the cost is $30 for the flu and $75 for the pneumonia vaccine.