Vaccine costs may be covered through employees primary health insurance plan. At this time, HFC participates with the following providers, Aetna, CareConnect, Medicare NY (Primary Part B), MVP, Oxford & UnitedHealthcare (UHC).
Flu Shot Options
Trivalent – Contains 3-virus strains
Trivalent Preservative-Free – Required for pregnant or nursing mothers and those allergic to Thimerosal (request at time of ordering)
Quadrivalent Preservative-Free- Contains 4-virus strains (Special Order, request at time of ordering)
High Dose Serum – For individuals 65 years and older (Special Order)
Not an Annual Vaccine:
PPSV23 is not an annual vaccine. Most people only need one dose of the pneumonia vaccine. In some cases a second dose may be given after the age of 65.Pneumococcal poly saccharide vaccine (PPSV23) protects against 23 types of pneumococcal bacteria and is recommended for:
- All adults 65 years of age and older.
- Anyone 2 through 64 years of age with certain long-term health problems
- Anyone 2 through 64 with a weakened immune system.
- Adults 19 through 64 who smoke cigarettes or have asthma.
Tuberculosis (TB) Screening
Tuberculosis Screening is not a vaccine and is not reimbursed by insurance (as an onsite service). This is a screening to detect presence of TB bacterium. Testing consists of an injection of serum in forearm with a return visit 48 hours later to measure results.