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With the weather turning colder it is time to start thinking about getting your flu shot. Shots are covered in full by the state health plan; therefore, all employees enrolled in the state employee medical plans and their covered dependents may receive the flu vaccine free of charge. When choosing a provider for the vaccination, be mindful of the price. Even though the state’s plan covers the vaccination, keep in mind that all claims by plan members affect the cost of insurance premiums from year-to-year. The lower our overall spend, the lower our rates.
Like last year, the state has contracted with Kroger Pharmacies to provide the service at clinics in various locations statewide (see the schedule below). Kroger is also administering vaccines in its retail locations. State employees and their covered dependents should present their insurance card at the pharmacy when receiving the vaccine. You may also be able to get the flu vaccination at your doctor’s office, pharmacy or nearby walk-in clinic. Simply bring your Anthem ID card and complete a consent form prior to receiving the shot. If you plan to bring a child under theage of 14, it is necessary to have a prescription from the doctor for a pharmacist to administer a flu vaccine. Anyone not covered by the State Employee Health plans may receive the vaccine for $21 payable by cash or check.
This coverage does not apply to State Police or Excise and Conservation Officers.
October 17 and 18 in Conference rooms B & C, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
October 23 in the Statehouse Atrium, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oct. 16 and 17, 3 to 7 p.m.
Oct. 23 and 24, 3 to 6 p.m.
Nov. 8 and 9, 2 to 7 p.m.
Anyone not covered by the state employee health plans may receive the vaccine for $21 payable by cash or check at the clinics.