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TRICARE Offers Free Vaccines (Including Shingles)
Old 09-02-2011, 05:28 PM   #1
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TRICARE Offers Free Vaccines (Including Shingles)

I received this as part of an email from MOAA today. If you qualify for TRICARE this may be of interest to you and yours.

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TRICARE Offers Free Vaccines (Including Shingles)
Defense officials have announced that TRICARE will now offer free vaccines – including shingles vaccine for beneficiaries age 60 and older – through their retail pharmacy network.
Free vaccines previously were only offered only in military hospitals and clinics.
See what vaccines are offered through the TRICARE network and make sure you're up to date on all of your preventative vaccines.
TRICARE recommends calling your pharmacy in advance to ensure the vaccine is in stock and a pharmacist is available to administer it.
MOAA strongly applauds this outstanding initiative, which is particularly helpful to TRICARE For Life beneficiaries, who previously had to pay up to $150 out of pocket for the shingles vaccine.
Unfortunately, refunds can't be provided for beneficiaries who previously paid for the vaccine before the new program was instituted.

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Thanks for the heads-up. I'm lucky enough to live near a military hospital, but many folks aren't. This may prove to be a money saver overall for taxpayers and recipients.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:37 PM   #3
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Hunh. I called a lot of these same pharmacies for Zostavax a couple weeks ago and was told "Nope, only Tripler".

I'll try another round of calls. That Tricare link still says "Over 60", so maybe they're still discriminating against us young 'uns...
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