TRICARE has surpassed the two million mark on the number of flu vaccines given through retail pharmacies since the TRICARE Retail Vaccination program began in 2010. TRICARE covers two forms of the flu vaccine, the flu shot and Flu Mist. If you choose to get your flu vaccine in a retail pharmacy, you must make sure to get it from the pharmacist. Some retail pharmacies now include medical clinics, but if someone other than a pharmacist (like a nurse, doctor or physician's assistant) administers the vaccine, TRICARE may not cover it. TRICARE also covers vaccines when you get them from your primary care doctor. Depending on your TRICARE plan, you may have to pay a copay for the office visit. Active duty service members need to follow their Service policy for getting and reporting vaccines. For more information, visit the TRICARE Flu Resources webpage.
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