Flu Shot Info - Fall 2020

Flu Shot


It is More Important Than Ever to Get the Flu-Vaccine
Flu shot options are plentiful though Agency locations are limited.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), getting a flu vaccine during 2020-2021 is more critical than ever, although, getting a flu vaccine at a State agency will be limited.  However, State Employees, Retirees and dependents have MANY options to obtain the flu vaccination at no cost to youChoose the option and location that is most convenient for your family.Please remember, if you access care through your doctor or pharmacy, plan requirements and network utilization apply.*

  • All CMS Sponsored health plans cover 100% of the cost of the influenza vaccine for in-network providers. Contact your medical provider to find out how to obtain a flu vaccine in your medical home.
  • Many providers are offering walk-in, scheduled, or drive-thru clinics for their patients. For example,
  • Contact your local health department to determine their plan for flu shots this year. *Many have walk-thru or drive-thru clinics.
    • Sangamon County Department of Public Health offers a drive-thru clinic from 9 AM – 3 PM Tuesdays through Fridays at their South Grand location in Springfield, IL and additional community locations throughout the county.
    • A listing of statewide Illinois public health departments and contact information is found here.
  • Many pharmacies offer scheduled or walk-in flu shots this year – check to make sure the pharmacy you select is in your health and/or pharmacy plan’s network.*

To Receive the Seasonal Flu Vaccination at No Charge*

  • Each employee must present his/her state health insurance card and State ID card.
  • Each retiree must present his/her state health insurance card and another form of ID.
We will continue to update the website as additional information becomes available. Please take advantage of your options and protect yourself, your loved ones and your community during this critical time.


*Blue Advantage and HMO of Illinois members
MUST contact your PCP

for your flu shot or referral, as appropriate.


Last Updated 01/12/2021