Flu season is here...again!
Friday, October 20, 2017
Did you know that nearly 65 million people catch the flu virus each year, and nearly 25,000 die from the seriousness of the flu virus? Most people underestimate the health risks from having the flu. Flu season can start as early as October and complications can be life-threatening.
The single most effective way to avoid getting the flu virus is to get the vaccine every year. Now is a great time to protect you and your family and TeamCare offers three convenient ways to get vaccinated — all at no cost to you.
A Free Flu Shot is Nearby
With three easy ways to get a flu vaccine this year, there is no excuse not to protect you and your family from the flu virus:
- Stop in or make an appointment at any local CVS MinuteClinic.
Present your Medical ID card at check-in.
- Stop in to any in-network Caremark pharmacies, such as CVS, Walgreens, Duane Reade, Kroger, Mariano's, or Rite Aid and present your TeamCare Benefits ID card with the CVS/Caremark logo.
- Schedule an appointment with your in-network Primary Care Doctor or Pediatrician and give them your Medical ID Card at check-in.
In addition to the flu vaccine, your TeamCare plan also covers other vaccinations like shingles, pneumonia, tetanus, hepatitis A and B, measles, and other preventative vaccines, which can also be done conveniently at any of the above locations.