Navigation Links
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine Announces Decision to Cover H1N1 Vaccine Administration
Date:8/19/2009

S. PORTLAND, Maine, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine has announced that it will offer coverage for the administration of the H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine when it becomes commercially available to the general public. The vaccine administration will be covered for members whose benefit plans provide coverage for vaccines.

Anthem will also continue coverage of seasonal flu vaccine administration for those whose health plans offer vaccine coverage. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that the H1N1 vaccine is not intended to replace the seasonal flu vaccine.

The decision to cover the H1N1 vaccine administration is based on formal recommendations announced recently by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. ACIP recommended initial prioritization for those administering the vaccine for five key populations, including:

  • pregnant women,
  • people who live with or care for children younger than six months of age,
  • health care and emergency services personnel,
  • children and young adults from 6 months old to 24 years old, and
  • people from 25 through 64 years old if they have chronic medical conditions that increase their risk of complications from influenza infection.

ACIP also provided guidance regarding high risk groups to be targeted in the event of a significant shortage of vaccine as well as recommendations for the rest of the general population if the supply of vaccine exceeds the needs of the target groups.

Anthem's immunization policy decisions are based on recommendations issued by ACIP and other nationally recognized organizations. ACIP is composed of 15 experts in fields associated with immunization who provide advice and guidance to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and CDC on the most effective means to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases.

Vaccine administration is covered for members whose benefit plans provide coverage for vaccines. Policyholders should confirm their specific benefits by calling the toll-free telephone number listed on their insurance card.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans of Maine, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ((R))ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine is available at www.anthem.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire Announces Decision to Cover H1N1 Vaccine Administration
2. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire, Elliot Hospital Announce Renewed Contract, Quality Initiative
3. Larry Schreiber Named President of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin
4. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri Harnesses Social Media to Interact with Members
5. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Introduces a Health Insurance Solution With a Special Boulder Flair to Chamber Members
6. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire Gives Boost to Help Small Businesses in the Granite State
7. Availity Announces Strategic Relationship With Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky
8. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana Teams up with Bob Harper from The Biggest Loser To Expand Efforts Aimed at Improving Individuals Health
9. Anthem Blue Cross in California Provides More Members With Access to Comprehensive Transparency Tool
10. Cigna Medical Group Announces Grand Opening of CareToday Clinic in Anthem, Ariz.
11. Anthem Blue Cross to Support Members and Communities Impacted by Santa Barbara Fires
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... 03, 2016 , ... Huntington Beach orthopedic doctor , Dr. Rick Pospisil, ... be used to diagnose and treat joint problems. During this procedure, Dr. Pospisil makes ... special lighting system and lens that illuminate and magnify the various structures in the ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , ... May 03, 2016 , ... Finding the right way to address a patient’s ... healthcare industry is now getting on board. , “You do the right thing, at the ... of care goes down, not up,” said Leonard M. Fromer, MD, FAAFP, from Group Practice ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... ... Dave Newberry, broker/owner of Newberry Realty, recently announced his office will be ... Friday, May 20. “We have raised over $1,000 for the table to support this ... PICC is a local Kent, WA, clinic that cares for drug-exposed babies and medically ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... 02, 2016 , ... It has just been announced Jack Uldrich, ... throughout the month of May. , Uldrich is the author of 11 books and ... frequently appears on the Science Channel’s FutureScape and Discovery Channel’s Inside Out. , Known ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... PA (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... As ... Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) issues its full support to allow certified nurse practitioners ... physician supervision after they have worked under such supervision for three years and 3,600 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/29/2016)... April 29, 2016 Glycotope GmbH, ... today announces the appointment of Dr. Alfredo Zurlo ... is an oncologist with many years clinical experience and ... industries. His last role was at Mologen AG where ... Executive Board. Previously Dr. Zurlo held various positions at ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016  While Abbott,s announced ... the company,s valve repair and stent business, healthcare ... places Abbott more firmly into patient monitoring.  Kalorama ... fastest growing device areas, with double-digit growth expected ... report,  Advanced Remote Patient Monitoring . ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... April 28, 2016 ... George Phillips und Stephen Schmidt ... ArisGlobal®, ein führender Anbieter cloudbasierter ... heute bekannt, dass neue Führungskräfte zum Team ... sind, die vielfältige Erfahrungen mitbringen.  Dies wird ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: