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Flu Shots for Adults 2017-18 Edition

Why is it important to get a flu shot?

An annual flu shot is the best way to lower your chance of getting the flu. In many cases, the flu symptoms of fever, headache, and fatigue last only a few days. However, the flu can lead to serious health problems such as pneumonia; infections of the ear, nose or throat; and the worsening of an existing medical condition.

Who should get a flu shot?

Health officials recommend that adults get an annual flu shot especially if they have certain medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes or chronic lung disease. Pregnant women should also get a flu shot. Every flu season, be sure to ask your doctor if you need a flu shot.

What do the scores mean?

The scores show how well each health plan did at making sure patients ages 18 to 64 years received a flu shot during the most recent flu season. The higher score means more patients got the right care at the right time.

The scores are based on information from a survey of a sample of at least 100 health plan members in 2016.

When comparing plans, small differences between scores are expected. The larger differences are important.

Flu Shots for Adults

Anthem Blue Cross PPO 46% Horizontal bar, 46 units  
Health Net Life Insurance Company - PPO 44% Horizontal bar, 44 units  
Aetna PPO 41% Horizontal bar, 41 units  
Cigna PPO 40% Horizontal bar, 40 units  
Blue Shield of California/Blue Shield Life PPO 36% Horizontal bar, 36 units  
UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co., Inc. - PPO 35% Horizontal bar, 35 units  
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  Score for top health plans nationwide 59% Score that ranks a health plan in the top 10% of all commercial health plans in the US.  
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