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Flu Vaccinations

The State offers all covered members flu shots at State sponsored clinics each year, beginning in October. A schedule of flu shot locations will be added in September 2017.

The plan will only pay for the cost of the vaccine and the administration fee for members who choose to receive influenza vaccine somewhere other than a State sponsored clinic. Vaccines received at the pharmacy must be CVS Caremark participating pharmacy, and submitted through the pharmacy program. Vaccines received at a medical provider, must be received at a participating provider.

Flu Vaccinations are offered to the following groups covered by the health plan:

You can still receive your flu shot and by doing so you can earn 25 wellness points! Login to benefit.staywell.com, go to the My Incentive tab at the top of the page, find Well-Being Activities, click the Self-Care category and click on Self Report.

You must bring your ID card with you to be vaccinated.

Important Information

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/child-family-services/default.aspx

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.

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