The flu vaccine, and many others, are a free preventive service available with all health insurance plans established after March 2010 to those who seek care through an in-network provider.
Many pharmacies now offer flu vaccines, but be sure to check with your insurer first to determine which pharmacies are considered in-network for your healthcare plan.
Other immunizations are also covered under the Affordable Care Act, including the chicken pox; shingles; tetanus; and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) .
Where to Get Vaccinated
You can get most recommended vaccines at your doctor's office and many are also available at local pharmacies, health centers, health departments, and travel clinics. The CDC has created the Vaccine Finder tool which is a free, online service where users can search for locations that offer vaccinations near them.
Be sure to check out the resources section for more information about which vaccines you and your loved ones need and other related information.