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New! Members Can Get Vaccines at Pharmacies

Effective immediately, members 18 years of age and older with pharmacy benefits can now go to a participating Express Scripts retail pharmacy to receive 11 different immunizations. Vaccines are covered with no cost share to the member and a prescription is not required. Previously, only the flu vaccine was available from a retail pharmacy.

The 11 vaccines are:

  • Chicken pox
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping cough
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • HPV
  • Influenza
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Meningitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polio
  • Shingles (ages 60 and older only)

In Massachusetts, the pharmacist must be registered and licensed to administer the vaccine. Since requirements vary in other states, members should contact their local pharmacy to confirm availability.

Your employees can continue to get their immunizations at their doctor's office or at an outpatient clinic. The addition of the pharmacy option is intended to expand access to these preventive services. Employees should contact their pharmacy directly to confirm if a pharmacist is available to administer any of these vaccines.

This benefit applies to all Access Blue, HMO, PPO, POS, and indemnity plans with pharmacy benefits.

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