Are flu shots covered?
Most plans now cover flu shots as a preventive service. If you're not sure, call the Customer Service number on the back of your enrollee ID card to check.
Why do I need to get a flu shot?
Flu viruses change every year. Last year's vaccine may not protect you from this year's viruses because vaccines lose some of their effectiveness after six months.
Who should get a flu shot?
The Centers for Disease Control recommends annual influenza vaccinations for everyone age six months or older. The American Lung Association has found that the vaccine is even safe for asthma patients.
When should I get a flu shot?
Early fall is the best time to get your flu shot. Getting vaccinated early is important because the flu is highly contagious and spreads rapidly. Getting the shot before the flu season is in full force gives the body a chance to protect itself. Peak months for the flu season in Michigan are November, December, January, February, March and April.
Where can I get a flu shot?
Flu shots are widely available. Be sure to tell your doctor if you get a flu shot from another source.