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Flu & Pneumonia

ATRIO Health Plans encourages you to get your flu shot as soon as you can and your pneumonia shot when recommended! The flu is a serious disease that can make you very sick, result in hospitalization or even lead to death from complications. Getting a flu vaccine is the single best way to reduce your chance of getting the flu and spreading it to your family, friends, or others. People who are at higher risk for getting flu-related complications include those aged 65 or older, and people who have certain medical conditions and chronic diseases including:

  • Diabetes
  • Lung disease (such as COPD and asthma, cystic fibrosis)
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Weakened immune systems due to a medical condition or medication
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Blood disorders
  • Seizure disorders
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • And others (talk with your doctor or ATRIO Nurse Case Manager for more information).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all people age 6 months and older receive a flu shot every year ATRIO Health Plans wants to make that as hassle-free as possible for our members!

How to get a Flu or Pneumonia Shot

Option 1: Go to any in-network pharmacy that is giving shots and present your ATRIO ID card. There is out-of-pocket cost to you. Members without Medicare Part D Prescription Drug coverage also have this option!

Option 2: Go to any in-network physician's office or medical clinic that is giving shots and present your ATRIO ID card. There is out-of-pocket cost to you for the flu or pneumonia vaccine (there may be an office visit copay if the shot is given during a normal office visit).

Option 3: Go to any out-of-network flu clinic, physician's office or pharmacy that is giving shots and pay up-front. Submit your receipt(s) to ATRIO for reimbursement. ATRIO will reimburse you 100% of the total cost in approximately 30 days.

You can get more information on the flu basics, vaccines, treatments, resources and the latest news HERE (You are leaving ATRIO Health Plans Website).