What is staying the same as last year:
- Doctors offices and worksite flu shot clinics will provide flu shots.
- Groups of 100 or more employees meeting certain criteria can work with BCBSNC to conduct a flu shot clinic at their workplace.
- Paying for the cost of flu shots will be the ASO groups’ responsibility.Â
- Members who have preventative health benefits are suggested to get a flu shot at no cost at their doctor’s office or at the flu shot clinic where they work.
- If member flu shot claims to BCBSNC are submitted by participating urgent care centers or convenience care centers, and the member has preventative benefits, BCBSNC will pay for shots given by these participating providers.
- BCBSNC members can obtain information at www.bcbsnc.com/flu/
What is different this year:
- Flu shots will also be accessible at participating immunizing pharmacies, which are retail pharmacies where a licensed pharmacist provides and dispenses vaccines. BCBSNC is contracting with specific pharmacies to provide this service, and BCBSNC will pay for shots at these areas just like other providers.
- BCBSNC will not publish a press release or run newspaper ads about the flu shot program this year.Â