Texas Health Insurance Providers Encourage Flu Vaccines During the COVID-19 Crisis

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By: TAHP | Thursday, October 1, 2020

By: Jamie Dudensing

Getting a flu vaccine this fall is more important than ever.

The seasonal flu is a serious illness that results in half a million hospitalizations and 30,000-50,000 deaths every year. With the ongoing threat of COVID-19, this flu season is expected to be more severe than usual. Texas health insurance providers are covering the vaccine with no patient cost-sharing and encouraging everyone — particularly older Texans, communities of color, and others who are more vulnerable to the flu’s worst outcomes — to get their flu vaccine.

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