Get your Flu Shot this Fall!
Emory's faculty and staff have several options for getting their flu vaccine:
- Kroger Pharmacy. Once again, benefits-eligible employees will have the option of downloading a voucher to receive a flu shot free of charge at a Kroger Pharmacy. You will be able to download from this website beginning October 6th. Non-benefits eligible employees can download a coupon to receive a flu shot at a discounted price of $24. Take your voucher (or coupon) and a photo ID to a Kroger Pharmacy between October 6, 2014 and January 31, 2015. No appointment necessary! Find your nearest Kroger Pharmacy at www.kroger.com or call 1.800.KROGERS.
- Other Pharmacy. Several local pharmacies offer flue shots (CVS, Walgreens, etc.). This year, employees and covered dependents on the Aetna POS or HSA Medical Plans can get a free flu shot at any pharmacy that accepts Express Scripts. You will need to present your prescription drug card (Medco/Express Scripts). You can get your flu vaccine at any time.
- Your Doctor’s Office As Part of Your Preventative Exam. For employees covered under one of Emory's medical plans (POS or HSA), you can get a flu shot as part of your preventive exam at no charge (EPN or in-network doctors only). Preventive exams are covered at 100% (which means there is no charge to you). However, if you have already had your preventive exam this year and make an appointment for a flu shot, you may be charged for the visit. The medical plan will only cover one preventive exam per year.
IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR EMPLOYEES WHO WORK IN AN EMORY HEALTHCARE FACILITY:
As a reminder, if you are an Emory University employee who works in an Emory Healthcare setting, you are REQUIRED to get a flu shot or complete a medical or religious exemption. You should attend an EHC Flu Marathon events to ensure proper documentation. Visit the intranet (www.ourehc.org) for the schedule. If you choose to get a flu shot at one of the methods above instead of at an EHC Flu Marathon, be sure to forward the necessary documentation to Employee Health to validate that you did receive a flu shot this year. Fax documentation to 404-686-1527. If using Kroger, you will also be asked to sign a medical release.
View the 2014 Quick Guide for Flu Shots.