• Flu Shot Vouchers For Uninsured and Underinsured Individuals and Families

    United Way Monterey County, Walgreens and FamilyWize Team Up 

    United Way Monterey County and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership will distribute 1,000 free flu shot vouchers provided by Walgreens.  The vouchers are for families and individuals who are uninsured or underinsured, and otherwise unable to afford a flu shot without the voucher.

    Individuals can apply to receive a free flu shot voucher by visiting the FamilyWize website (www.FamilyWize.org). In addition to the free flu shot vouchers, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last, everyone visiting the website (www.FamilyWize.org) can get a free FamilyWize prescription savings card for savings up to 75% off cost of their prescription medication.

    The flu can have significant impact on the lives of many individuals, especially those with lower income and/or who are either underinsured or not insured. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports parents spend between $300 to $4,000 in medical expenses and miss an estimated 11 to 73 hours of work when their children get the flu.

    “Many of the families we support cannot afford the cost of an influenza vaccination let alone the direct medical costs and time away from work if they or someone in their family contracts the flu,” commented Dan Barnes, CEO of FamilyWize. “Families who are unable to afford proper medical coverage need support from community partners to stay healthy and financially stable.”

    The vouchers have been provided by Walgreens as part of a nationwide program with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which helps to make flu shots available to people without health insurance coverage and who are unable to afford a flu shot through the program.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on November 29, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News


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