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Flu shots available for retirees under age 65

by on August 29, 2013

Take the first steps to a healthier you! Protect yourself from the flu this season. Flu shots will be offered at no charge to eligible AEP retirees, retiree spouses and surviving spouses under the age of 65 who are covered under an AEP medical plan.

You can receive your free flu shot during an AEP-sponsored flu shot event at various AEP work locations. View the locations and dates of flu shot events (PDF).

You do not need an appointment to receive a flu shot. When you arrive at the flu shot clinic site, be sure to let the local site contact know you are a retiree, retiree spouse or surviving spouse.

You should check with your doctor if you have questions about receiving a flu shot.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Debbie Prusaczyk, Healthways Program Manager, at (614) 716-1617, or by email at

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  1. It has been recognized for many years that people 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu compared with young, healthy adults. It’s estimated that 90 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths and more than 60 percent of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations in the United States each year occur in people 65 years and older. This is because human immune defenses become weaker with age. So influenza can be a very serious disease for people 65 and older.

    Please explain why only retiree spouses and surviving spouses under the age of 65 are covered. What did the over 65 group do wrong.

  2. Will each clinic have the same hours of operation? Are they open 8 AM – 5 PM? Is there an email address or phone number to ask the local coordinator what hours someone will be available if we go there? (I plan to go to Tiffin Service Center.)

  3. Is the option still available to have your family physician administer the flu shot with 100% of the cost covered through the program? I agree with George and would also understand the reasoning.

  4. Flu Shot Times would have have been a nice touch for Flu Shot schedule…..

    Hi George, I believe Medicare covers the shots (Free) for the 65 and over bunch!

  5. Cande, Confusing wording. May I still get a shot at an AEP location if I am over 65? I should not matter who or what pays. Do you agree? I just enjoy see the old(er) AEP gang. It’s been six years since I retired on August 31, 2007. When is your date coming?
    Miss seeing you. Stay happy.

  6. Is the flu shot that is being distributed the three or four flu version?

  7. George, I assume it’s only for 64 and under. As the note stated. I did speak to Kimberly Hughes at Dallas office. She informed me that you can get the shot at a pharmacy (not Walgreen’s) free. I got mine yesterday at CVS. CVS informed me if you have Part B it’s covered. It would have been nice to get the shot at an AEP facility and see some folks. I retired in Feb 2008 so not many people left in my part of the world. Hope all is well with your part of the world.

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