Benefits Bulletin

Time to Get Your Flu Shot!

October 30, 2017

Benefits Team

The 2017-2018 flu season is almost here. Now is the time to get vaccinated. Because flu viruses evolve so quickly, previous years’ vaccines may not protect you from this year’s viruses.

With the advent of free preventive care and most pharmacies (even those without minute clinics) offering the service during normal pharmacy hours (including evenings and weekends), you and your family members can quickly and relatively easily obtain your flu shots. Even if you are not covered through Paul Hastings, your health insurer is required to cover flu shots as Free Preventive Care; contact your carrier to find out how to access this benefit.

Using the pharmacy where you normally fill your prescriptions will make the process even faster. If you want to find a different provider, access the Aetna Navigator for in-network walk-in clinics.  When selecting our plan, look for Aetna Open Access and the network name Aetna Choice POS II (Open Access).

Please note that flu shots received by out of network providers are not covered by the Paul Hastings health plan, but you may find the cost nominal and opt for the convenience to go where you wish!  Popular out of network flu shot providers include Costco, Sam’s Club, Target, among others, but these will have a cost for the service.

Please use the quick links below for popular in-network flu shot providers:

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