How to get the flu vaccine, free in some places, if you’re on Medicaid
In some states, you can get the vaccine free if you have insurance or a Medicaid-subsidized health plan, according to an article by The Huffington Posts.
The article explains:If you qualify for Medicaid, you may qualify for free flu vaccine coverage in the following states:Colorado, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.
The coverage may be limited or not.
You can get your flu vaccine free of charge if you are enrolled in a subsidized plan.
To qualify for coverage, you must meet all of the following criteria:You are enrolled as a Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollee in the federal government’s Medicaid program, and you must be 65 years of age or older, or not eligible for Medicare because you are 65 or older and you do not have Medicare coverage.
Your Medicare Advantage plan pays for your flu shot.
You are on Medicaid or Medicare and the federal health care law requires you to get flu vaccine and receive cost-sharing payments from your employer.
If you don’t meet any of the eligibility requirements, you cannot get the shot.
You will be able to get your shot if you qualify under Medicaid or through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) under the Supplemental Security Income program, according.
You must still meet the eligibility criteria for Medicaid or the Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI) program, but you may not get the shots if you do get the injections.
If your state doesn’t have a state-run flu vaccine clinic, there is a free, flu shot clinic in some states.
You’ll need to visit the county or city in which you live.
You may also be able get free flu shots from a public health officer in the county where you live, according the article.
Some states have a public clinic that can help you get a flu shot free if the clinic is closed.
The clinic will provide you with a form for you to fill out to get an order of flu vaccine.
You might also be asked to sign a waiver before you can see a doctor, according To Get the Flu Vaccine.
If it’s your first flu shot and you’re not a doctor or a nurse practitioner, you’ll need a flu vaccination certificate to receive your shot.