Flu vaccines now available
This year’s flu vaccines have arrived in the country, so why not get a head start on protecting yourself and your loved ones against flu?
HOW THE SOCIETY COVERS FLU VACCINES
The Society covers one trivalent flu vaccine (which offers protection against the three main influenza strains of the season) per beneficiary per year, at 100% of the benefit value.
WHERE TO GET YOUR FLU SHOT
To save on GP consultation fees, get your vaccine from any pharmacy.
TIP: Thanks to a pricing arrangement between Dis-Chem and the Society, members will not incur a co-payment if they use a Dis-Chem pharmacy. If you prefer using another service provider, first check whether their pricing structure will result in a co-payment or not.
FLU AND COVID-19 VACCINES – NO BREAK NEEDED
Experts now agree that it is safe to receive the flu and Covid-19 vaccines at the same time. If it makes things easier for you, you may therefore consider getting your flu shot at the same time as your Covid-19 booster vaccine.
STILL WONDERING WHETHER YOU NEED A FLU SHOT?
Many people feel that they are healthy enough to skip the flu vaccine, or even believe that it can make them ill. Please see this article for common flu myths and truths to help you make an informed decision.