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October 23, 2012

A Message from The Office of Health Benefits on Immunizations

"Some pharmacies may charge an administration fee for immunizations, such as a shingles vaccine or pneumonia shot.  The state health plans will pay 100 percent of the cost for the immunization only, and the member is responsible for any administration fee that may be charged.  It is important that members ask the pharmacist before receiving the shot to confirm whether or not the pharmacy charges an administration fee.  The administration fee is determined by the individual pharmacy.

Reminder:  An administration fee does not apply to flu shots.  If the pharmacy will not process the shot at no cost to the member, they should ask the pharmacist to call the pharmacist helpline at Express Scripts/Medco for COVA Care, Optima Health for COVA Connect or Anthem for COVA HDHP."

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Schuh at 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.