Immunization against seasonal flu doesn’t provide protection from COVID-19, but it’s still important for your entire family.
US Family Health Plan Coverage
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you have your flu shot by the end of October.
Make an appointment with your Primary Care Provider or go to your local pharmacy (not an urgent-care clinic). Many PCPs and pharmacies are scheduling outdoor flu-shot clinics. Call your PCP or pharmacy or check their website for more information.
Whether you go to your doctor’s office or your local pharmacy, US Family Health Plan covers the cost.
As of August 19, 2020, flu shots will be required for all children 6 months of age or older who are attending Massachusetts child care, pre-school, kindergarten, K-12, and colleges and universities.
These children and students will be expected to have received a flu shot by December 31, 2020 for the 2020-2021 flu season, unless either a medical or religious exemption is provided. Also exempted are K-12 students who are homeschooled and higher education students who are completely off-campus and engaged in remote learning only.
Make an appointment with your child’s pediatrician for a flu shot. If you are new members of US Family Health Plan and don’t yet have a network pediatrician, check with your local pharmacy (not an urgent-care clinic) to see if they are providing flu shots to children and, if they are, to children of what age.
This is also a good time to make sure that all of your child’s immunizations are up to date.
Whether you bring your child to a pediatrician’s office or your local pharmacy, US Family Health Plan covers the cost.