The Seasonal Flu Is Upon Us!

It’s that time of year! Have you had your flu vaccine yet?

Medicare and flu shots

Recently, we have been getting a lot of questions about how vaccinations are covered under Medicare. It depends on which vaccination your doctor recommends, and in some instances, why. Below is a list of the most common vaccinations.

Influenza

Part B*

Pneumococcal

Part B*

Hepatitis A

Part D**

Hepatitis B

Part B* (under some circumstances), Part D**

Shingles

Part D**

Typhoid

Part D**

Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis)

Part D**

 

* Pay nothing if the doctor accepts assignment. Subject to frequency limitations.

**Subject to Part D formulary restriction, frequency limitations, deductible, and coinsurance.

If vaccinations are given in the pharmacy, you may be charged a separate administration fee.

Take 3 actions to help fight the flu.

This year, Center of Disease Control (CDC) is urging the public to take 3 actions.

  1. Take the time to get a flu vaccine
  2. Take everyday preventive action to stop the spread of germs
  3. Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them

Aside from vaccination, the best method to avoid the spread of seasonal flu is to adopt a rigorous hand hygiene approach, with proper hand washing being essential. Other flu precautions include good health habits like covering your mouth when coughing.

While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October.

Don’t get your flu shot for you. Get your flu shot for everyone around you!

If you have any question on what your Medicare Plan or Prescription Drug Plan will cover, contact one of our Medicare Specialist at 269-903-2510 or Toll Free 855-205-4928. Or for a complimentary Prescription Drug Plan review click below:

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Joe Garcia - CEO & Owner SMG Health Portage MI

Joe Garcia MBA, CLTC
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