The single best way to prevent the flu is to get your flu shot
How flu shots are covered
Flu shots are covered under Medicare Part B (medical) coverage. When you get a flu shot, show your ID card for medical coverage — not your card for prescription drugs.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get the flu shot.
Options to get your flu shot with our Medicare Advantage plans:
- Schedule an appointment with your doctor
- Visit one of our in-network flu providers listed below
Our in-network flu providers bill us directly so you won’t have to pay upfront.
In-network flu shot providers
|Albertsons, Acme||MinuteClinic, Inc|
|Albertsons, Jewel Osco||Publix Supermarkets|
|Albertsons, Shaws Osco||QuickChek Pharmacies (only in NJ)|
|Albertsons, Osco||Rite Aid Pharmacies|
|Carilion Clinic Pharmacies (VA only)||Safeway, Carrs (AK)|
|Carvajal Pharmacy (TX only)||Safeway, Vons (Southern CA)|
|CVS||Safeway, Pavilions (Southern CA)|
|Food Lion||Safeway, Randalls (TX)|
|Giant Eagle||Safeway, Tom Thumb (TX)|
|Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy (includes Delhaize Pharmacies)||Safeway Dominick’s (Chicago)|
|Harvey’s Supermarkets||SUPERVALU, Osco|
|HEB Grocery||SUPERVALU, Sav-on|
|Kmart Pharmacies||SUPERVALU, CUB|
|Kroger, Dillion||SUPERVALU, Shop’n Save|
|Kroger, Fred Meyer||SUPERVALU, Farm Fresh|
|Kroger, Frys Food and Drug||SUPERVALU, Shoppers|
|Kroger, King Soopers||The Little Clinic, LLC|
|Kroger, Smiths||The Little Clinic (Walk in Clinic)|
|Kroger, Ralphs||Walgreens Pharmacies|
|Marc’s Pharmacies (OH and CT only)|
In-network flu providers can bill us using a standard medical claim submission form (837).
You can also get a flu shot from a flu provider that is not in our flu network. With this option, you need to send a copy of your receipt to the claims address on your Aetna ID card. Be sure to include your member ID on the receipt.
Aetna Medicare is a PDP, HMO, PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Our SNPs also have contracts with State Medicaid programs. Enrollment in our plans depends on contract renewal.
See Evidence of Coverage for a complete description of plan benefits, exclusions, limitations and conditions of coverage. Plan features and availability may vary by service area.
This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premium and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year.
The formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.
Participating doctors, hospitals and other health care providers are independent contractors. They're neither agents nor employees of Aetna. The availability of any particular provider can't be guaranteed. Provider network make-up is subject to change.
Aetna Medicare’s pharmacy network offers limited access to pharmacies with preferred cost sharing in: Suburban NY and Rural ME, NY and UT. The lower costs advertised in our plan materials for these pharmacies may not be available at the pharmacy you use. For up-to-date information about our network pharmacies, including pharmacies with preferred cost sharing, members please call the number on your ID card, non-members please call 1-855-338-7027 (TTY: 711) or consult the online pharmacy directory at http://www.aetnamedicare.com/pharmacyhelp.