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News Stay healthy this year! Protect yourself against the flu virus

10/29/2018
  • Group Insurance Commission
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As the colder weather sets in so does the risk of catching influenza. The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. A flu vaccination is highly recommended for all individuals six months and older.

GIC members have many options for getting such a vaccination. Flu shots are covered with $0 copayment under the pharmacy benefit under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Members can receive a flu shot at any participating/network pharmacy.

If you are enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), your Part B benefits typically cover preventive care such as flu shots at no cost to you. Those with Medicare Part B coverage are eligible for one flu shot during each flu season.

To locate a flu vaccination near you, visit the CDC flu finder site: https://bit.ly/2fFPMRP

Learn more about the many benefits to getting a flu vaccination at www.cdc.gov/flu.

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