Stay Up to Date on Immunizations and the Latest Viruses

Get a Flu Shot at No Cost

The flu is a serious disease. Like colds, flu is contagious and is caused by a virus. Unlike colds, you can get a shot to help protect yourself and others from. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says most people who are 6 months or older should get a yearly flu shot. The flu shot can help reduce flu sicknesses, doctor visits and missed work or school.

Get a flu shot at an in-network provider.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

RSV is a common respiratory virus that often causes mild symptoms. However, it can be very serious for infants under 6 months or those older than 65. RSV is contagious and can spread by cough, sneezing and water droplets. Help protect yourself and your loved ones. Medicine may be available to help protect your baby. Check with your child’s doctor to understand options.

You can find more about RSV prevention at the CDC website.

Monkey Pox

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by a viral infection. It is from the same family of viruses that cause smallpox. Monkeypox is like smallpox, but milder, and rarely fatal.

Monkeypox is spread through direct contact with rash or lesions. This includes touching items such as clothing, linens, or body fluids from an infected person.

There are monkeypox vaccines available! Under your benefits, the monkeypox vaccine is covered at no cost from an in-network provider. Monkeypox can be diagnosed by taking a swab of a lesion. Any medically necessary tests or treatment for monkeypox are covered by BCCHP.

Talk to your doctor to understand your options. 

Video: What to Know About the Monkeypox Outbreak.

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