The itchy memories of a bout with chicken pox will fade, but the virus that causes it lingers on. Later in life, that same virus can manifest again as shingles – a painful rash with blisters that can lead to long-term nerve pain. Anyone age 50 or older who suffered from chicken pox previously is at higher risk.1 In fact, 1 in 3 people in the U.S. will get shingles during their lifetime.1 Fortunately, there’s a highly effective vaccine available and it’s covered by Cigna pharmacy plans.
The shingles vaccine is easily accessible.
The shingles vaccine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and more than 90% effective.1 Individuals can get the shingles vaccine at their local, in-network retail pharmacy. To find a pharmacy, customers can log in to the myCigna® App or myCigna.com and choose the Find Care & Costs tab. Then click on Health Facilities and select Pharmacy from the dropdown menu to start searching. There’s no need for an appointment. Customers can simply stop in and ask to get the vaccine any time.
The shingles vaccine is:
Cigna Pharmacy plans include coverage for the shingles vaccine.
The vaccine may even be available at no cost share ($0) under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).3
A recent study of Cigna customers who received their shingles vaccine at in-network pharmacies also demonstrated:4
Product availability may vary by location and plan type and is subject to change. All group health insurance policies and health benefit plans contain exclusions and limitations. For costs and details of coverage, review your plan documents or contact a Cigna representative.
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