Get shots in more spots

January 6, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

U-M faculty and staff are encouraged to ring in 2020 by getting free vaccinations to preserve their health. As of Jan. 1, U-M’s benefit plans cover approved vaccinations under U-M employees’ pharmacy and medical plans.

Approved vaccines require no co-pay. Coverage is a prevention benefit in all U-M health care plans.

On Jan. 1, U-M expanded vaccine coverage to members’ drug plan to help pharmacy partners streamline the payment process.

When receiving a shot at a pharmacy, employees should provide their vaccine prescription, as well as their medical or drug card. Using both cards could cause confusion, so provide just one.

The following pharmacy-administered vaccines are covered:

  • Influenza
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • HPV
  • Measles, mumps and rubella
  • Meningococcal
  • Polio
  • Pneumococcal
  • Shingles
  • Tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough
  • Varicella

Some of these immunizations require more than one dose. Coverage also can be limited because of age and time of vaccination, so view these guidelines before getting an immunization.

Call U-M’s Shared Services Center at 5-2000 or 734-615-2000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, with questions about vaccine coverage.