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Flu: Finding a Vaccination Provider and Seeking Care
Aetna Whole HealthSMmembers - You should get flu shots from your primary care physician (PCP). If you can't get them from your PCP, you can go to an in-network walk-in clinic. Please check to see if the provider is in our network before getting your flu shots. The retail locations listed below are not in the network for your plan.
Flu shots and other vaccine services are available at many locations in communities. To help you protect yourself against the flu and other conditions, Aetna has contracted with the following providers of vaccine services. Please use the links provided to find a location near you. Remember to confirm with the provider that they accept your medical plan prior to receiving services.And we also cover the shingles (zoster) vaccine for members age 50 and older. CVS and other pharmacies or retail clinics may require a prescription for the vaccine for members who are 50-59.
For specific locations where you can receive immunizations, please visit any of the websites below. You may also be able to get your seasonal flu vaccination from your doctor or at public health clinics. Senior citizen centers also often offer vaccinations
You should not go to an emergency room for vaccinations, since it is not an emergency service.
Retail locations for flu shots
|These locations are not in network for Aetna Whole Health members.|
|Provider||Find a Location|
|Albertsons Pharmacies(Includes Albertsons, Acme, Jewel Osco, Shaws Osco, Albertson's Osco, Albertsons Savon)||
Albertsons - CO- LA, TX
Acme Savon - PA, NJ, DE, MD
Jewel Osco - IL, IN, IA
Shaws Osco - MA, NH, ME, RI, VT
Albertsons Osco - AZ, MT, WY
Albertsons Savon - CA,NV, TX, NM, FL,LA,WA,OR, ID, UT, CO, AR
|Carilion Clinic Pharmacies (VA only)||
|Carvajal Pharmacy (TX only)||
|Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy (ncludes Delhaize Pharmacies)||www.hannaford.com|
|Marc's Pharmacies (OH and CT only) (effective 10/15/11)||http://marcs.com/Pharmacy.aspx|
|QuickChek Pharmacies (only in NJ)||http://quick-chek.com/PharmacyLocations|
|Rite Aid Pharmacies||www.riteaid.com|
|Safeway (Carrs (AK), Vons (Southern CA), Pavilions (Southern CA), Randalls (TX), Tom Thumb (TX), Dominick's (Chicago)||www.safeway.com/flu|
|SUPERVALU (includes Osco, Sav-on, CUB, Shop'n Save, Farm Fresh and Shoppers)||https://www.supervalupharmacies.com/company/locations.asp|
|Aetna Whole Health members - please check to see if the provider is in your Aetna Whole Health network before getting your flu shots.|
|Provider||Find a Location|
|The Little Clinic, LLC||www.thelittleclinic.com|
|Healthcare Clinics (located within some Walgreens stores)||https://www.walgreens.com/pharmacy/healthcare-clinic/locations_wait_times.jsp|
Target Clinic Medical Associates Maryland, LLC dba Target Clinic
(Clinics are currently located in Florida, Illinois, Maryland and Minnesota, North Carolina, and Virginia)
Note: These providers are currently contracted to provide the flu vaccine for the 2014/2015 flu season. As is always the case with the seasonal flu vaccine, children younger than 9 years who have never had the seasonal flu vaccine will still need two doses.
Corporate Flu ClinicsAetna also contracts with companies that provide flu vaccines at worksites. Check with your employer to see if any clinics are planned where you work.
Expanded Vaccine Network:
|Provider||Flu Trivalent||Flu HD* (high dose)||Flu Quadrivalent||Pnueomococcal||Zoster/Shingles|
|The Little Clinic||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|The Little Clinic||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
1Fluzone High-Dose is approved for use in people 65 years of age and older. As with all flu vaccines, Fluzone High-Dose is not recommended for people who have had a severe reaction to the flu vaccine in the past.
2Aetna covers the shingles (zoster) vaccine for members age 50 and older. CVS and other pharmacies or retail clinic providers may require a prescription for the vaccine for members who are ages 50-59.
If you are required to pay out of pocket for the flu shot or another vaccination at one of the participating providers above, please send a copy of your paid receipt to the mailing address on the back of your Aetna medical ID card for member reimbursement. Please include the following information:
Please note: California (CA) HMO members are covered under their PCP capitation for the seasonal flu vaccine. No exceptions will be made for the 2014-15 flu shot season if the member chooses to get a flu shot at a corporate/workplace clinic or anywhere outside of PCP capitation. Claims for flu shots for these members outside of PCP capitation will be denied. California Aetna Medicare Advantage members and California PPO members can receive their flu shot from any Aetna participating provider contracted for these services including the providers listed above.
Get more information about the flu vaccine and other vaccines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/sick.htm
Preventive services are a covered benefit under most Aetna plans. Check your plan documents or call the Members Services number on your Aetna ID card to verify your coverage. Health information programs provide general health information and are not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a physician or other health care professional. Information is believed to be accurate as of the production date, however, is subject to change. For more information about Aetna plans, refer to www.aetna.com