The 2020 State of Vermont Flu Clinics have ended for this season.
It's not too late to get your flu shot!
Keep in mind, the flu and COVID-19 symptoms can appear in similar ways. To learn more about the similarities and differences, please visit the CDC website. It is more important than ever to get yourself and those you love vaccinated against flu. Please see below for your options:
- Employees with State of VT health insurance can go to any pharmacy that takes Express Scripts (the State’s pharmacy vendor) and the flu shot is 100% covered. Flu shots for retirees are also 100% covered by Medicare. Many pharmacies are offering appointments to avoid lines. If the pharmacy is not one they normally use, they should bring their Express Scripts card.
- Employees can also contact their primary provider. Although the shot is 100% covered, some providers charge for the administration of it which would kick in the copay or deductible. If an employee decides to go that route, he/she should ask about that before going.
- If employees have no insurance, the Department of Health will have flu shots available for the uninsured at their District Offices. The list of locations and contact info can be found at: https://www.healthvermont.gov/local
- Employees who have their health insurance with a company/organization, other than BCBSVT with the State, are most probably covered as well. If they are not sure, they should contact that company/organization to verify coverage.