Provider News


Helpful Reminders and Sure Shots! Adult Vaccines!

Posted by & filed under newsroom, Provider News.

Helpful Reminders

 

  • Submit a W9 to your Provider Relations representative if you need to make changes to your financial address.
  • Email encrypted when including member information (PHI).

 

Sure Shots! Adult Vaccines!

 

Providers and parents understand the importance of vaccines for kids, but often adult vaccines are overlooked.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suggest that “vaccinating adults can prevent diseases – not only in the adults, but also in people too young to be vaccinated who are near them.  In addition, some vaccines can help prevent hospitalization, death, and even lost work.”

Provider Tips:

  • Healthcare Personnel may be required to have specific vaccinations
  • The Tdap vaccine should be given to adults to protect themselves and babies against whooping cough
  • All adults should get a yearly flu vaccine
  • Follow closely the guidelines for vaccinating pregnant women
  • Adults 60 and older should get the zoster vaccination to avoid shingles
  • Adults 19 through 64 years of age who smoke cigarettes or who have asthma, should receive the PPVSV
  • Hepatitis B vaccination should be administered to unvaccinated adults with diabetes mellitus who are aged 19 through 59 years
  • Hepatitis B vaccination may be administered at the discretion of the treating clinician to unvaccinated adults with diabetes mellitus who are aged ≥60 years
  • Hepatitis A is for Teens, Travelers, and at-Risk Populations

Additional information for Providers can be found on the CDC’s website.