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BCBSNC Promotes Seasonal Flu Shots and Waives Cost to Customers for H1N1 Vaccine
Date:10/5/2009

een 1,000 and 2,000 people die of seasonal influenza and pneumonia in North Carolina. Nationally, the CDC estimates that more than 200,000 people are hospitalized with the seasonal flu each year and that it causes 36,000 deaths annually nationwide.

In order to find out whether a worksite will have a seasonal flu shot clinic, BCBSNC customers should contact their employer. Otherwise, customers should contact their physician for an appointment or visit a participating pharmacist or CVS MinuteClinic.

Seasonal flu shots are available at these locations (while supplies last):

 
  • Physician's office -- BCBSNC will cover the seasonal flu vaccine for those customers with preventive health benefits. Some customers may be charged a copayment, deductible or coinsurance, depending on their specific benefits. Customers who receive other services in addition to the seasonal flu shot will be required to pay any applicable copayment, coinsurance or deductible amounts.
  • Worksite clinic -- Some customers may receive a seasonal flu shot where they work. Many employers have chosen to host worksite flu shot clinics this year at no cost to their employees. Customers of a group plan should contact their employer's Human Resources or benefits department for more information.
  • Participating pharmacists -- BCBSNC will cover the seasonal flu vaccine for those customers with preventive health benefits. Some customers may be charged a copayment, deductible or coinsurance, depending on their specific benefits. Eligible customers (ages 18 and older) may go to a participating, in-network pharmacist or CVS MinuteClinic to receive a seasonal flu shot. A limi
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