From the 1st of March 2021, HIF will cover an annual flu vaccination up to the value of $20 on all its Extra’s policies, excluding Vital Options.
With the current pandemic, there’s a heightened sense of awareness around infectious diseases, particularly where a form of immunisation is available. Benefits for flu vaccinations will offer our members greater access to immunisation against the flu whilst also supporting the wider community.
As we value choice, our members can access their vaccination from any registered pharmacy in Australia. You simply claim the service through your pharmacy services benefit.
Check to see if you are eligible
Check your Extras policy factsheet to see if you are covered.
Book in a Flu Shot appointment
Must be claimed at a registered pharmacy in Australia.
Lodge a claim form
Use the Online Member Centre or the HIF App to lodge your claim.
Before receiving any treatment, you must check your level of cover to determine whether you are eligible.
You can check your level of cover by accessing your Extras policy factsheet which is available by logging into the online member centre or you can call us on 1300 134 060.
Eligibility for a flu vaccination is covered under the Pharmacy services category as a combined limit. You must also check that you have served your 2 month waiting period for this service.
As described by Tammy George, warnings about the impending flu season are everywhere in autumn. Health experts worldwide, recommend the flu vaccine to keep us safe from the influenza virus and its potentially deadly health complications.
The flu vaccine works by stimulating your immune system to produce antibodies. Antibodies are proteins that attack germs, such as the flu virus. It can take up to two weeks for your body to build up antibodies after you have had the flu shot.
Each year the vaccine is developed after researching what strain of influenza is most likely to circulate in the upcoming season. They then grow the virus in eggs. The vaccine is most commonly given as an injection in the arm.
Frequently Asked Questions
Flu vaccinations are covered under Pharmacy on all but one of HIF’s Extra’s policies. All policies excluding Vital Options will cover one annual flu vaccination per member per year.
No, HIF will only cover flu vaccinations that are given at a registered pharmacy. The good news is, it can be any registered pharmacy in Australia.
A $20 benefit will be paid on eligible claims for the flu vaccination.
HIF will cover one annual flu vaccination per member from any registered pharmacy in Australia.
At HIF we pride ourselves on choice, so the choice of pharmacy is up to you.
On HIF Extras policies a standard two month waiting period applies.
If you’re an existing HIF member, please contact us to check if you have already served the waiting period.
The flu vaccination falls under Pharmacy Drugs on eligible HIF Extras policies.
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