Get Your Shots in More Spots

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Ring in the new year by doing something that protects your health – getting a free vaccination. As of Jan. 1, U-M’s benefit plans cover approved vaccinations under both your pharmacy and medical plans.

Approved vaccines require no co-pay on your part. Coverage is a prevention benefit in all U-M health care plans.

On Jan. 1, U-M’s expanded vaccine coverage to members’ drug plan to help pharmacy partners streamline the payment process.

When receiving your shot at a pharmacy, provide your vaccine prescription, and either your medical or drug card. Don’t use both cards or there could be confusion.

The following pharmacy-administered vaccines are covered:

  • Influenza

  • Hepatitis A and B

  • HPV (no co-pay through age 26)

  • Measles, mumps and rubella

  • Meningococcal

  • Polio

  • Pneumococcal

  • Shingles

  • Tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough

  • Varicella

Some of these immunizations require more than one dose to be most effective. Coverage also can be limited because of age and time of vaccination, so view these guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before getting an immunization.

If you have questions about vaccine coverage, call U-M’s Shared Services Center at 5-2000 or (734) 615-2000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.