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.

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

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

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