Kroger partners with the State to offer flu vaccine

posted by Jeff Mullins on September 15, 2016

Kroger pharmacists are hosting free flu shot clinics at many state facilities across Indiana for employees that carry State insurance. If you don’t carry State insurance, the cost is $20 payable by cash or check at these clinics.

Kroger 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.

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

For more information, including on how HumanaVitality members can earn Vitality Points for getting vaccinated, visit our Flu Shots page.

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