The State offers all covered members flu shots at State sponsored clinics each year, beginning in October. The plan will only pay for the cost of the vaccine and the administration fee for members who choose to receive influenza vaccine somewhere other than a State sponsored clinic. Vaccines received at the pharmacy must be CVS Caremark participating pharmacy, and submitted through the pharmacy program. Vaccines received at a medical provider, must be received at a participating provider.
Flu Vaccinations are offered to the following groups covered by the health plan:
- State employees
- Covered spouses
- Covered dependent children (of any age)
- Retirees/COBRA members under age 65
You can still receive your flu shot and by doing so you can earn 25 wellness points! Login to benefit.staywell.com, go to the My Incentive tab at the top of the page, find Well-Being Activities, click the Self-Care category and click on Self Report.
Bring your State Health Insurance ID card with you. If possible, also bring a photocopy of your State Health Insurance ID to the flu shot clinic. This will save time on site.
- Flu Vaccination Consent Form
- If you are an employee required to get a flu vaccination, your two part form will be available at the state sponsored vaccination clinics.
- Inactivated Flu Vaccine Information Sheet
- Exemption or Refusal to Mask Form
- Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed an executive order requiring annual flu vaccination for state employees who deliver health care services.
- This form only applies to employees who are required to get the flu vaccination and want an exemption or are refusing to get vaccinated.
- Flu Vaccination FAQ
If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled Flu Vaccination Clinics call our local DOH Offices and make an appointment to receive your flu shot. A listing of our offices is available at http://doh.sd.gov/local-offices/child-family-services/default.aspx
Flu vaccinations are safe and the best way to protect yourself from flu; by getting immunized you are also protecting more vulnerable individuals such as infants and the elderly who are very susceptible to serious illness from influenza.
Influenza is a viral respiratory illness marked by the sudden onset of fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and muscle aches. It spreads when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, sending the highly contagious virus into the air. Learn more at http://flu.sd.gov.
Please note that anyone with an egg allergy will be referred to their medical provider. A medical clinic is better equipped to handle a serious allergic reaction to the flu vaccine.