Getting an annual flu shot is a simple step to protecting your health. You can get a flu shot at doctor offices, health departments or CVS MinuteClinics or from immunizing pharmacists. The seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine provides protection against H1N1 and two other types of flu viruses.1 Check with your doctor to determine the best time to schedule your flu shot.
Pneumonia is a serious complication of the flu. The pneumonia shot is recommended for people age 65 or older or anyone with a chronic illness or weakened immune system. You may only need the pneumonia shot once in your lifetime. However, some people may need to get a booster shot after 5 years. Talk to your doctor to find out if you need a pneumonia shot. If you are a Blue Medicare HMO member, you must get your pneumonia shot from your in-network Primary Care Provider.
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Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. Please contact BCBSNC for details.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract to provide HMO and PPO plans. BCBSNC is a Medicare-approved Part D sponsor. BCBSNC does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, mental or physical disability, health status, claims experience, medical history, genetic information, evidence of insurability or geographic location within the service area. All BCBSNC items and services are available to all eligible beneficiaries in the service area.
Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. You must be entitled to Medicare Part A and enrolled in Medicare Part B and must reside in the CMS-approved service area. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.
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The information on this page is current as of 10/01/2012.
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