Don’t forget the flu

Don’t forget the flu

September 8, 2020

older adult getting flu shotWhile the coronavirus is getting most of the attention lately, the flu hasn’t gone away. Adults aged 65 and older are among the most susceptible to the disease and its complications. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting a vaccine in September or October to give flu-fighting antibodies a chance to work.

Where to get your shot

Check with your provider if you typically visit their office for your shot. Flu vaccines also are covered at 100% at in-network pharmacies that offer flu shots. Visit your plan website to view a list of in-network pharmacies.

  • HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program (for participants in the HealthSelect of Texas® and Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM plans)
  • HealthSelectSM Medicare Rx Plan (for participants in the HealthSelect Medicare Advantage Plan preferred provider organization (MA PPO) and KelseyCare Advantage Medicare HMO (through December 31).  For HealthSelect MA PPO participants, flu shots are covered when you get them at a network pharmacy, or from your provider, as long as they accept Medicare and are willing to bill Humana.
  • Community First Health Plans: View website or call toll-free (877) 698-7032, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Scott and White Care Plans: View website or call toll-free (800) 321-7947, Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. CT.
Wherever you go for your flu shot and other preventive vaccines, make sure the provider is not only in-network, but that they code the service as preventive so you don’t pay anything out of pocket.