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Don’t Forget About the Flu!

With so much in the media about COVID-19, it would be easy to miss that it’s also flu season. Influenza or “seasonal flu” is a contagious respiratory disease that can lead to serious illness, hospitalization, or even death.  A flu vaccine will help protect you, your family members, and coworkers. This flu season, it’s especially important so we can avoid high levels of both flu and COVID-19 impacting health care systems.

Most flu activity starts in October and peaks in December. Schedule your shot now. And spread the word throughout the workplace. It’s usually pretty easy to make a flu vaccine appointment during a lunch break, after work, or on the weekend.

No Cost. No Copay. You’re Covered

Flu vaccines are covered 100% for Quartz members when given at your primary care clinic or a participating Quartz pharmacy. Just show your member ID card. Benefits must be in effect at the time you receive the vaccine and Quartz must be your primary insurance carrier.

Check Out Pharmacies in Your Network

Pharmacies in your local network provide flu vaccines. Call ahead and ask if they provide flu vaccines that are covered by Quartz. Look up pharmacies near you 

More Resources for Getting Your Flu Shot

You can enter your zip code to see a list of places offering flu vaccines. When you find a site near you, remember to call ahead to make sure they accept Quartz insurance. Visit vaccines.gov

Our provider partners are offering flu shots and regional flu shot clinics. In most cases, you can schedule an appointment online or through MyChart. Call your primary care clinic, provider, or visit their webpage for information. Many have specific sites devoted to flu shot information.

When Do You Get the Flu Vaccine?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends getting the flu vaccine by the end of October. However, as long as flu viruses are circulating, vaccination should continue even in January or later. Most “flu shots” are given with a needle, usually in the arm, but there is also a nasal spray. See CDC recommendations

Earn Points for Prevention

Quartz Well is our personalized digital wellness program that rewards eligible members for healthy activities. Members can earn 500 points for a flu shot if the claim is paid by Quartz. The Quartz Well reward program is not available to all members. Please check your Member Packet, log in to MyChart to view your plan benefits, or call Customer Service at (800) 362-3310 to verify eligibility.

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