Consumer Alert: Vaccination Coverage
As we enter flu season, Commissioner Miller is reminding
consumers that vaccines are a free preventive service available with all health
insurance plans established after March 2010.
Flu vaccines are free for those of all ages who are enrolled
in health care plans who seek care through an in-network provider.
shots are free at in-network health care providers, some insurers have created
“flu shot networks” among pharmacies, and shots may be free only at pharmacies
within these networks. Consumers
considering getting a flu shot at a pharmacy should first check with their
insurer to determine what pharmacies are in the insurer’s flu shot network.
Other immunizations are also covered under the Affordable
Care Act, including the chicken pox; shingles; tetanus; and measles, mumps and
For more information on flu vaccines, visit www.flu.gov or www.health.pa.gov
and click on My Health, A-Z Topics, and Influenza.