Are You Up To Date With Your Vaccinations?

Posted on June 27, 2011

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How many of you are up to date with your vaccinations? As an adult it is easy to miss vaccinations; whereas schools’ vaccine requirements keep children up to date with their shots.  What stops adults? We forget, don’t know what vaccines we need, or cannot afford to get all necessary vaccines.

Starting this year, insurers must cover 100% of the cost of 10 vaccines that are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Double check with your insurer because certain plans are exempt and insurers may charge a fee if you go outside your network. For the list please go to www. cdc.gov/vaccines.

If you cannot get these vaccines through your primary care physician, walk-in retail clinics such as CVS offer vaccines as well, but your insurance may only pay for part of your bill, so call before you go. Call your provider to get more information, or call us at the Mayors Health Line 617-534-5050.

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