CVS partners with the State to offer flu vaccine
The best protection against the flu is to get a flu shot every year before the flu season starts. Since influenza viruses change over time, it is important to get a shot every year. Each year the vaccine is remade to include the types of flu virus expected to cause illness during that flu season. The vaccine begins to protect you within a few days after vaccination, but the vaccine is not fully effective until about 14 days after vaccination.
Get a flu shot now, receive a $25 e-gift card in January 2021
State employees and spouses who are covered by a state health plan and eligible for the ActiveHealth program in January 2021 can receive a $25 e-gift card for getting a flu shot! The e-gift card reward will be available to redeem in January 2021.
To get the reward, employees and spouses must:
- Get a flu shot between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.
- Be covered by a state health plan and eligible for the ActiveHealth program in January 2021.
For specific details, check out the FAQ linked below.
Register for an on-site vaccine
For this year’s on-site clinics, employees are encouraged to register for a time slot to receive their vaccinations. When registering, employees may also select the specific vaccinations they would like to receive. Walk-ins may be accepted, but cannot be guaranteed due to safety protocols, availability of vaccines, and staffing.
The registration link for each clinic will be active until 24 hours before the scheduled start time of the clinic. If your work location has requested that a clinic be held on-site, you will receive an email with the registration link from the on-site clinic contact.
Indiana Government Center Clinics
The list of available clinics and registration links are below.
Where to get your flu shot:
Employees must bring their Anthem ID card to the vaccination clinic. Waiver forms will be available for employees who do not fill it out as part of their registration. You can also download it here.
If you do not carry State insurance, CVS will be processing other insurance providers, however it is not guaranteed they will be accepted. The out-of-pocket cost for the Quadrivalent Influenza vaccine (patients 64 and younger) is $39.99, or $69.99 for the HD vaccine (patients 65 and older). Checks should be made payable to CVS Pharmacy.
Please Note: the age limit for the flu vaccination is 11 years and older, with consent of a parent/guardian. No prescription is needed. No one under the age of 11 will be allowed to get vaccinated. Since most preventive care services are covered at 100 percent, employees with the state’s health plan and their eligible dependents should get vaccinated.
CVS Pharmacies are also administering vaccines at participating retail locations. Vaccinations may also be administered at your doctor’s office, retail pharmacy or nearby walk-in clinic. Even at any of these locations, the state covers 100 percent of the cost if you carry state insurance.
If you are wondering if you should get a vaccine, a detailed list can be found at www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/whoshouldvax.htm.
If you are unable to attend a state sponsored flu shot clinic, check out the Flu Vaccine Finder below. Just enter your zip code to find flu shot clinic locations near you.
Please contact the Benefits Hotline at 317-232-1167 or 877-248-0007 with any questions.