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UnitedHealthcare’s 2017-2018 Flu Vaccine Campaign
August 1, 2017
UnitedHealthcare has assembled a broad-based approach to providing flu shot access for its members for the 2017-2018 flu season.
Members should review their benefit plan to determine coverage for flu immunizations. Preventive services, including immunizations, are provided under the standard, fully insured UnitedHealthcare Certificate of Coverage (COC). Many self-funded customer plans also include coverage for approved flu immunizations, but are dependent upon benefit plan and may include member copayments or deductibles.
- Member cost for flu shots is the same for either walk-in vaccine or customer-sponsored flu clinics. While most plans cover flu shots, in certain cases member copayments and deductibles may apply.
- Members also can obtain flu shots through their health care provider’s office. When a member obtains a vaccine through their regular physician, it gives the physician an opportunity to engage the member in other prevention activities (e.g., annual physical). Office copayments and deductibles apply.
2017-2018 Contracted Flu Shot Providers
Access to flu shots is available through a variety of providers offering a range of convenient options. UnitedHealthcare members may present their health plan ID cards to receive flu shots on a walk-in basis from the national flu shot providers listed below. No appointment is necessary.
- New Albertsons
- Rite Aid
- United Supermarkets:
- Walmart Stores Inc. and Sam’s Club
Network Convenience Care Clinics
Note there may be some instances where a particular location of one of these providers is not participating in the national UnitedHealthcare network.
For information and frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the 2017-2018 flu season from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), visit cdc.gov.
Contact your UnitedHealthcare representative with questions.