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Limiting Spread of the Flu Virus

The flu can best be prevented with the current flu vaccine, which is updated annually to most closely match recent viral strains. At Blue Cross, we're committed to helping limit the spread of the flu virus. Experts recommend annual vaccines every flu season for everyone 6 months or older. We partner with doctors, hospitals, workplaces, and pharmacies to make it more convenient for our members to get their flu shots.

Members can receive a flu vaccine at any of these locations:

  • Primary care provider's office
  • Nurse practitioner's office
  • Physician assistant's office
  • Specialist physician's office
  • Certified nurse-midwife's office
  • Limited services clinic (e.g., MinuteClinics® at CVS)
  • Urgent care center
  • Community health centers
  • Home health care provider (in the member's home or at a flu clinic hosted by a home health provider)
  • Member's worksite (if administered using a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts contracted vendor)
  • Public access clinic sponsored by cities and towns
  • Outpatient department of a hospital

For the 2016-2017 flu season, the CDC recommends against using the nasal spray flu vaccine, commonly supplied as FluMist. As a result, Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts won't cover this type of vaccine for the current flu season.

For more information about preventing and treating the flu, visit our Flu Facts page on MyBlue.

Please contact your account executive for more information on approved vendors or to schedule a workplace-based flu clinic.

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