As we continue to ride the wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a heightened awareness of infectious diseases, especially when a form of immunisation is available.
Flu vaccinations offer greater immunisation against the flu while also supporting the wider community.
At HIF, we value choice and access, which is why we are covering the cost of an annual flu vaccination up to the value of $20 (1 per person, per calendar year) on selected Extras policies, which include Pharmacy.
Members can get a flu vaccination at any registered pharmacy in Australia. The service is not available through your GP.
You can simply claim the service through your pharmacy services benefit by submitting a completed claim form and associated paid receipts to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our HIF Mobile App with a copy of your paid receipt attached.
Check to see if you are eligible
Check your Extras policy factsheet to see if you're covered.
Book in a flu shot appointment
Receive your flu vaccination at any registered pharmacy in Australia.
Submit a claim
Email us a completed claim form and paid receipt or use our mobile app.
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 here or 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
To view which policies include Pharmacy, please visit our Extras Comparison table.
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 (1 per person, per calendar year) 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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