Flu Shots Help Keep Everyone Healthy
Millions of Americans get the seasonal flu every year. Most suffer from mild symptoms and recover in a week or so. But tens of thousands get so sick they require hospitalization – and many of those may die. This year’s flu season—on top of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic— could strain the health care system with increased doctor visits and hospitalizations.
But everyone can help prevent this potential crisis, simply by getting a flu shot. The seasonal flu vaccine reduces your risk of getting the flu by about 60%. You’re a lot less likely to get sick—and if you don’t get the flu, you can’t spread flu germs to others.
Flu season has already begun. The sooner you get vaccinated, the sooner you’ll be protected. You can get a flu shot at your doctor’s office or any Express Scripts in-network clinic or pharmacy.
Your Health Plan covers flu vaccines at 100% for Active Plan participants. (Coverage for Retiree Plan participants is subject to the deductible and coinsurance.)