All Blue Advantage members should get a flu shot

Visit your doctor or local pharmacy to get a flu shot… Covered at no cost to you! (Only for in-network providers, otherwise, there will be a 50% coinsurance.)

A yearly flu shot is the best way to avoid the flu or weaken the symptoms. According to the CDC, adults 65 years and older are at a higher risk of getting serious complications from the flu.

Other recommended flu prevention actions include:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Cover your cough
  • Avoid other people who are sick

Did you know?

  • The flu shot does not cause you to get the flu, despite popular belief.
  • The flu can make long-term health problems (such as diabetes, asthma, and heart disease) worse, even if they are well-managed.
  • If you do get the flu, there are prescription drugs that can treat the virus and shorten the symptoms. These drugs must be prescribed by your doctor and filled at a pharmacy.

If you have flu symptoms, even if you had a flu shot, call your doctor immediately. Common symptoms are:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Feeling tired
  • Sometimes diarrhea and vomiting

 

Blue Advantage (PPO) is a Medicare-approved PPO plan. Enrollment in Blue Advantage (PPO) depends on CMS contract renewal.

 

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