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News and Information for the
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Network

April 2014

Zostavax Now Available at Retail Pharmacies 

Beginning this month, Harvard Pilgrim members may receive Zostavax (zoster vaccine live) at retail pharmacies in our network. Zostavax is a single-dose injection used to help prevent shingles in adults age 50 and older. Many, though not all, pharmacies in our network now offer the Zostavax vaccine.

If you are recommending this vaccine for one of your Harvard Pilgrim patients, we encourage you to write a prescription for Zostavax for that individual. This will help ensure that the administration of the shingles vaccine is recorded in the patient’s medical record.

Zostavax is also still available through Harvard Pilgrim’s specialty pharmacy program. You may order Zostavax directly by calling or faxing a completed prescription form to Accredo Pharmacy. Prescription forms are available from Accredo upon request. Accredo will coordinate timely delivery, ensure proper shipping, and bill Harvard Pilgrim directly with no up-front cost for you. To submit a prescription for processing and dispensing, please contact Accredo at:

Accredo Pharmacy
Phone: (866) 815-4717
Fax: (888) 773-7386

For more information, visit Harvard Pilgrim’s pharmacy page or call Clinical Pharmacy Services at (617) 509-1786.

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