Having a flu shot is the best way to help prevent influenza, commonly know as flu. Although flu shots are no guarantee against getting sick, you can protect yourself against flu by getting a flu shot at your local drug store. Just show your COVA Care, COVA HealthAware or COVA HDHP plan ID card to the participating pharmacist to get flu shots at no cost for you and covered family members.
The COVA Care and COVA HDHP prescription drug programs are with Anthem, while the COVA HealthAware program is with Aetna.
This year's on-campus flu shot clinics were held in October, but employees can still go to area pharmacies to get their shots. For more information on participating pharmacies, visit http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/healthcoverage/flushotinformation
On the Monroe Park Campus?
Wal-Mart at 912 W. Grace Street (on the Monroe Park Campus) provides immunizations during operating hours (no appointment necessary) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Or call a convenient local retail pharmacy to verify that they offer on-site immunizations and participate with your health plan to receive the flu shot at no cost when you present your health plan card.
Special Note for COVA HealthAware participants:
If you intend to use your flu shot to obtain "Do Right" credit in your Aetna Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), be sure to obtain written confirmation of your flu shot from the participating pharmacy.