(Source – CMS.gov)
People 65 years and older are at a greater risk of serious complications from seasonal influenza. Do you know if your patients are protected?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends an influenza vaccine each year for everyone 6 months of age and older to reduce the risk of illness and hospitalization. It is not too late to get vaccinated – to protect your patients, your staff, and yourself.
Medicare Part B covers one influenza vaccination and its administration each influenza season for Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare may cover additional seasonal influenza vaccinations if medically necessary.
For More Information:
- Preventive Services Educational Tool
- Influenza Vaccine Payment Allowances MLN Matters® Article
- Influenza Resources for Health Care Professionals MLN Matters Article
- CDC Influenza website
- Use HealthMap Vaccine Finder to help your patients locate the influenza vaccine in their community
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