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.

If you were unable to attend any of the clinics listed on the calendar, check out the Flu Vaccine Finder below. Just enter your zip code to find flu shot clinic locations near you.

You must bring your Anthem ID card and a completed waiver prior to receiving the vaccination: download it here to save you time.

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. *TDAP and pneumonia vaccinations are also available.

If you are wondering if you should get a vaccine, a detailed list can be found at Who Should Get Vaccinated against Influenza.

Hep A and Shingles Vaccine Clinic Update

INSPD is committed to ensuring that employees and their families stay current on their vaccinations. In light of the ongoing pandemic, INSPD has decided to work with CVS to come up with effective and safe solutions for employees and dependents to receive necessary vaccinations.

For those who need their second dose of the Hep A or Shingles vaccine, or for those who need any other vaccinations, CVS is providing locations and times these vaccinations will be available. Please note, whenever visiting CVS for vaccinations, employees should bring their Anthem insurance card.

Employees who have received the first doses of the Hep A or Shingles Vaccine, please see below:

Due to short supply of some vaccines, not every CVS Pharmacy has every vaccine in stock. For convenience, CVS will have ample supply of all the vaccines listed below at the specified locations on the specified days. Employees and dependents can visit the store closest to their home, head to the pharmacy, and CVS pharmacists will make sure they are in and out as quickly as possible! Employees and dependents will need to bring their Anthem insurance card. No appointment is needed, and the waiver form can be completed ahead of time to further increase the process.

In addition to these times/locations being offered, 2 stores located in Downtown Indianapolis will have the vaccines available at any time.

Immunizations Available – All covered by insurance through the state at no charge

Locations and Times:

Downtown – Immunizations Available at Any Time

Greenwood (7935 S. Emerson Ave, across from St. Francis Hospital)

Speedway (2320 Cunningham Rd.)

56th and Georgetown (5611 Georgetown Rd.)

56th and Emerson (5005 E. 56th St)

Fishers (11591 Olio Rd)

Carmel (1421 Range Line Rd.)

Greenwood (7935 S. Emerson Ave, across from St. Francis Hospital)

Please contact the Benefits Hotline at 317-232-1167 or 877-248-0007 with any questions.