Benefit & Pension Funds of Hospital & Health Care Employees, Philadelphia & VicinityBenefit & Pension Funds of Hospital & Health Care Employees, Philadelphia & Vicinity

It’s Flu Season! Don’t let the flu knock you out this season.

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The seasonal flu vaccine is available to Aetna members through your doctor or by visiting one of the walk in clinics that participate with the Aetna network.  Simply make an appointment to see your doctor to get your flu shot today or take a look at the attached flyer**.  The vaccine is available for adults and for children 6 months and older. Children aged 6 months through age 8 who have never had the vaccine or have only had one dose in their lifetimes should have two doses of the flu vaccine, with at least four weeks between doses.

Who should get a flu vaccine?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get the flu vaccine. It is very important for people at higher risk to get the flu vaccine. This includes health care workers and caregivers of children younger than 6 months.

What should I do if I have flu symptoms?
The seasonal flu vaccine is available to Aetna members through your doctor or by visiting one of the walk in clinics that participate with the Aetna network.  Simply make an appointment to see your doctor to get your flu shot today or take a look at the attached flyer**.  The vaccine is available for adults and for children 6 months and older. Children aged 6 months through age 8 who have never had the vaccine or have only had one dose in their lifetimes should have two doses of the flu vaccine, with at least four weeks between doses.

Who should get a flu vaccine?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get the flu vaccine. It is very important for people at higher risk to get the flu vaccine. This includes health care workers and caregivers of children younger than 6 months.

What should I do if I have flu symptoms?
Stay home and avoid contact with other people. (Except to get medical care, of course.) Flu symptoms include fever, muscle aches, chills, cough, sore throat, fatigue and headache.

**You can also get a flu shot from a flu provider that’s not in the Aetna 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.

Sincerely,
1199C Benefit Fund