It is More Important Than Ever to Get the Flu-Vaccine

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), getting a flu-vaccine during 2020-2021 will be more important than ever. CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu-viruses.

CMS sponsored Flu-shot clinics will be available at multiple locations around the state and continue to be free for State Employees and Retirees.  In addition, you and your dependents may also go to your doctors' offices, pharmacies, and county health departments. Universities are offering walk-in clinics on-campus daily while following CDC social-distancing guidelines.  

State Employees, Retirees, and your dependents have many options to obtain the flu vaccination at no cost to you.  Choose the option and location that is most convenient for you. Please remember, if you access care through your doctor or pharmacy, plan requirements and network utilization apply. 

Your insurance will be properly billed following the terms of the members' health plan. Be sure to bring your health insurance card and a State ID or another form of ID when accessing care.  

The following link is a complete listing of all public health departments and contact information throughout the state:

To Receive the Seasonal Flu Vaccination at No Charge

  • Each employee must present his/her state health insurance card and his/her State ID card.
  • Each retiree must present his/her state health insurance card and another form of ID.
  • Unless receiving the vaccine at a CMS-sponsored flu shot clinic, these services are free only when delivered by a doctor or other provider in your plan's network.