Members should review their benefit plan to determine coverage for flu immunizations. Preventive services, including immunizations, are provided under the standard, fully insured UnitedHealthcare Certificate of Coverage (COC). Many self-funded customer plans also include coverage for approved flu immunizations, but are dependent upon benefit plan and may include member copayments or deductibles.
- Member cost for flu shots is the same for either walk-in vaccine or customer-sponsored flu clinics. While most plans cover flu shots, in certain cases member copayments and deductibles may apply.
- Members also can obtain flu shots through their health care provider’s office. When a member obtains a vaccine through their regular physician, it gives the physician an opportunity to engage the member in other prevention activities (e.g., annual physical). Office copayments and deductibles apply.
2017-2018 Contracted Flu Shot Providers
Access to flu shots is available through a variety of providers offering a range of convenient options. UnitedHealthcare members may present their health plan ID cards to receive flu shots on a walk-in basis from the national flu shot providers listed below. No appointment is necessary.
- New Albertsons
- Rite Aid
- United Supermarkets
- Walmart Stores Inc. and Sam’s Club
Network Convenience Care Clinics
Note there may be some instances where a particular location of one of these providers is not participating in the national UnitedHealthcare network.
For information and frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the 2017-2018 flu season from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), visit cdc.gov.
Please contact your UnitedHealthcare representative with questions.