Members can read more here.
We don’t know what the fall and winter will bring this year, and that means that flu vaccines will be more important than ever. Doctors recommend everyone six months of age and older get a flu vaccine every year. It’s especially important for people at high risk for developing flu complications.
Getting a flu shot this fall can help to:
It’s important for everyone to get a flu shot this year, and we’re making it easier by covering flu shots received at participating pharmacies for members ages 3 and older.*
*Pediatric flu shots for members age 3-18 are covered at pharmacies for the entire 2020-2021 flu season.
October and November are good months to get the flu shot but getting it as late as December or beyond still helps. The Centers for Disease Control is working with vaccine manufacturers to make sure health care providers have what they need to safely give flu vaccines this year.
Harvard Pilgrim members are covered to receive flu shots from the following health care providers at no out-of-pocket cost. We recommend members call ahead regarding hours, scheduling and availability for children. Members should make sure the provider or clinic accepts Harvard Pilgrim insurance and will submit a claim. Members must also bring their Harvard Pilgrim ID card with them when receiving the flu shot.
For the latest information, please visit https://www.vaccines.gov/get-vaccinated/where.
Additional Flu Resources – Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Ensuring your health and well-being is at the heart of everything we do. In cooperation with our provider network, we encourage you to keep up with all routine check-ups, screenings and vaccinations.
The COVID-19 pandemic may have delayed your routine visits, but medical offices and clinics in Harvard Pilgrim’s provider network are working to ensure your safety. If you haven’t yet scheduled appointments for these services, please do so as soon as you can.
Don’t forget to schedule your Annual Well Visit. This visit is covered in full on most plans*, and it provides the time and place for kids and adults to get important vaccinations.
*To review your coverage, log into your member account and click the “Plan Details” tab, then “Benefits & Eligibility” to access your Schedule of Benefits. Review “Physician and Other Professional Office Visits” to learn how your plan covers routine examinations for preventive care, including immunizations.
For a complete list of the vaccine recommendations by age, visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines.
Update your contact information
Make sure we have your latest email address so that you can stay informed about vaccines and other testing. If you'd like to receive text messages with additional information on topics like this and more, please visit our healthy text message page.
The information you are about to access may not meet accessibility standards for people with disabilities, including visual impairment, nor is it optimized for people using tablets or phones. Please bear with us as we work to upgrade this information to the same standards as the rest of our website.