Flu Vaccination

State-Sponsored Clinics

The State offers all covered members flu shots at State sponsored clinics each year. A complete schedule of all flu shot locations will be available soon.

If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled Flu Vaccination Clinics call our local DOH Offices and make an appointment to receive your flu shot. A listing of our offices is available at http://doh.sd.gov/local-offices/child-family-services/default.aspx

The plan will only pay for the cost of the vaccine and the administration fee for members who choose to receive influenza vaccine somewhere other than a State sponsored clinic. Vaccines received at the pharmacy must be CVS Caremark participating pharmacy*, and submitted through the pharmacy program. Vaccines received at a medical provider, must be received at a participating provider.

*If you are unsure as to whether your pharmacy is a CVS Caremark participating pharmacy, you can register at CVS.com or contact the pharmacy to find out. 

Flu Vaccinations are offered to the following groups covered by the health plan:

  • State employees
  • Covered spouses
  • Covered dependent children (Six months and older)
  • Retirees/COBRA members under age 65
You must bring a completed consent form with you to be vaccinated. Masks will be required. Please bring a mask with you.

Important Information

Read the consent form carefully for conditions that will result in referral to a medical provider for vaccination. A medical clinic is better equipped to handle a serious allergic reaction to the flu vaccine.

Flu vaccinations are safe and the best way to protect yourself from flu; by getting immunized you are also protecting more vulnerable individuals such as infants and the elderly who are very susceptible to serious illness from influenza.

Influenza is a viral respiratory illness marked by the sudden onset of fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and muscle aches. It spreads when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, sending the highly contagious virus into the air. Learn more at http://flu.sd.gov.