Presbyterian | Your Story | Centennial Care | Summer 2020
Presbyterian Health Plan, Inc. P.O. Box 27489 Albuquerque, NM 87125-7489 www.phs.org Important plan information CC Standard U.S. Postage PAID Presbyterian Health Plan INSIDE Help kids wear their masks 4 Your drug coverage 6 Your story Summer 2020 En español: Si usted desea obtener este boletín en español, llame al (505) 923-5200 o al 1-888-977-2333. Even during COVID-19, don’t skip your flu shot Flu vaccines help protect people of all ages from serious illnesses. Families are focused on staying healthy during the pandemic. And that’s the right thing to do. But health experts have an important reminder for everyone. COVID-19 prevention shouldn’t mean skipping your flu vaccine this year. Who should get the flu shot? ● Everyone six months and older should get a flu shot every year. A new vaccine is made each year to protect against the latest flu viruses. ● Women who are pregnant (to protect themselves and their unborn baby). ● Very young children (older than six months). ● Adults 65 years of age and older. ● People with certain chronic (long-term) medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, and heart disease. ● Caregivers and family members of any of the people listed above. ● Healthcare workers. When is the best time? As soon as the shot is available in the fall. It’s good to have it done by the end of October. But even in January or later, a flu shot is worth it. The flu is still active well into the spring. You can learn more about the flu or flu vaccines at www.cdc.gov/flu and by talking to your healthcare provider. Check the Formulary (drug list) at www.phs.org/ providers/formularies for a list of covered flu vaccines. You can also call the Presbyterian Customer Service Center. We are here to help. You can also call the New Mexico vaccination hotline at 1-833-882-6454 or visit www.vaxviewnm.org to look up a vaccination history for yourself or your child.