While peak flu season varies from year to year—with most activity peaks happening in December through February—flu activity is generally found in the U.S. from September to May. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October every year [1].

While protecting ourselves against COVID-19 remains top of mind for many of us, it is important to also protect yourself against the flu by getting vaccinated. 

 

Why You Should Get Your Flu Shot

  • A flu shot lowers the impact of respiratory viruses in our communities, which is very important during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Even healthy people can get the flu. Reduce your risk of getting sick by getting a flu shot every year.
  • Routine vaccinations also can help prevent unnecessary medical visits and hospitalization.

Where You Can Get Your Flu Shot 

Your local in-network pharmacy is the easiest way to get your flu shot, with weekend and evening hours often available—plus, it’s covered by Health Tradition.

You can also visit your in-network doctor or ask your employer if they have an upcoming flu shot clinic.

Are you a Health Tradition 65Plus Member?  

If yes, follow the below tips for getting your flu shot:

  • Visit your local pharmacy or your primary doctor to get your flu shot. NOTE: Medicare Part B covers the full cost of the flu shot if you use a pharmacy or healthcare provider that accepts Medicare payments.
  • If you cannot visit your doctor or a pharmacy, make sure to see a doctor that accepts Medicare assignment. 
  • Call ahead to verify that Medicare is accepted and that your flu show will be covered. 

Questions? Call Customer Service at 877.832.1823

[1] Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Who Needs a Flu Vaccine and When