Attend a free Flu Vaccination Clinic. The South Dakota State Employee Benefits Program will again offer free seasonal flu vaccinations at designated state sponsored locations. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older can benefit from annual influenza vaccination.
Flu Vaccinations are offered to the following groups covered by the health plan:
- State employees
- Covered spouses
- Dependent children (of any age)
- Retirees/COBRA members under age 65
Bring your State Health Insurance ID card with you.
- Flu Vaccination Consent Form
- If you are an employee required to get a flu vaccination, your two part form will be available at the state sponsored vaccination clinics.
- Inactivated Flu Vaccine Information Sheet
- Exemption or Refusal to Mask Form
- Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed an executive order requiring annual flu vaccination for state employees who deliver health care services. To view the executive order, visit http://doh.sd.gov/documents/order2014-11.pdf.
- This form only applies to employees who are required to get the flu vaccination and want an exemption or are refusing to get vaccinated.
If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled Flu Vaccination Clinics call our local DOH Offices and make an appointment to receive your flu shot. A listing of our offices is available at http://doh.sd.gov/local-offices/community-health-wic/
Flu vaccinations are safe and the best way to protect yourself from flu; by getting immunized you are also protecting more vulnerable individuals such as infants and the elderly who are very susceptible to serious illness from influenza.
Influenza is a viral respiratory illness marked by the sudden onset of fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and muscle aches. It spreads when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, sending the highly contagious virus into the air. Learn more at http://flu.sd.gov.
Please note that anyone with an egg allergy will be referred to their medical provider. A medical clinic is better equipped to handle a serious allergic reaction to the flu vaccine.
- Complete Your Health Screening-Completing a Health Screening between August 3, 2015 and December 31, 2015, meets one of the qualifications for the lowest deductible health plan in FY17. To schedule your Health Screening, click here.
- Health Plan ID Cards-For FY16, only members who changed health plans or made changes to spouse or dependent coverage will receive new ID cards from DAKOTACARE. Members who did not make changes should use their current health plan ID card.
- Don't forget about the Latitude Employee Assistance Program (LEAP). To learn more, click here and enter company code southdakota.