Flu Vaccine Coverage and Participating Pharmacies
Members with medical and/or pharmacy benefits administered by Optima Health will be covered for the 2017-2018 influenza season. A list of participating pharmacies is available.
Each year the flu virus may be different, so it is important to get a flu shot every year.
Members with medical and/or pharmacy benefits administered by Optima Health will be covered for the 2017-2018 influenza season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2017-2018 flu vaccine and Trivalent will protect against three different flu viruses: The H3N2 virus, influenza B virus, and H1N1 virus. Quadrivalent protects against the same three viruses but it also protects against an additional influenza B virus.
Optima Health members may visit the following locations to receive a flu shot:
- Your physician’s office: Check with your physician to see if he or she offers the flu vaccine. A physician office Copayment may apply if you receive the flu vaccine during a scheduled office visit.
- Your local pharmacy: Members will pay no Copayment when receiving a flu vaccine from a participating pharmacy. Please contact your local pharmacy to verify they stock and administer the vaccine along with any restrictions that might be in place regarding specific days and time that vaccines can be administered, and if any age restrictions.
If you need assistance finding a location to receive a flu vaccine, contact Optima Health Member Services at the number on the back of your member ID card.
Optima Family Care members (excluding FAMIS), age 18 and younger, MUST obtain influenza vaccinations through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. Please see your doctor or physician for information on receiving the flu vaccine.
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