Forwarded by COO Bob Borka:
CDC Info on Vaccines
From: Acton, Jane P CTR (USA)
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2021 12:26 PM
Subject: COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Pharmacies to Issue Vaccines
MHS/DHA Outreach Partners,
Regarding yesterday’s White House announcement that COVID-19 vaccines will be made available through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, please see this link for all pertinent information: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/retail-pharmacy-program/index.html.
Please share the following messaging regarding TRICARE coverage of vaccine issuance at network and non-network pharmacies.
TRICARE Network Pharmacies
TRICARE beneficiaries should contact their local TRICARE network pharmacy to determine if they may schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as supplies are distributed in their area. Locate a local TRICARE network pharmacy here: https://militaryrx.express-scripts.com/find-pharmacy.
TRICARE Non-network Pharmacies
TRICARE beneficiaries can receive the COVID-19 vaccine at non-network pharmacies—at no charge—as supplies are distributed in their area. Currently, under the federal response, pharmacies are prohibited from balance billing patients for COVID-19 vaccines.
Note: TRICARE does NOT cover access to other vaccines (e.g., flu, shingles, etc.) at non-network pharmacies; therefore, the preferred option is to utilize a TRICARE network pharmacy for all other covered vaccines.
Thank you for sharing this important information with your members and stakeholders. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Senior Outreach Coordinator
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