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2016-17 Flu Season
Free Flu Shots at Your Local Pharmacy

Flu season is here, so it's time to be prepared!

While there is no guarantee against the flu, having a flu shot is the best way to help prevent it. And you can get a FREE flu shot at your local drug store.
Just show your COVA Care, COVA HealthAware or COVA HDHP plan ID card to the participating pharmacist to get flu shots at no cost for you and covered family members. 

The COVA Care and COVA HDHP prescription drug programs are with Anthem, while the COVA HealthAware program is with Aetna. 

Follow these steps

Click on the link to your health plan to find participating pharmacies and other providers.

  1. If your retail drug store is shown as participating with your health plan, call them to verify that you may receive the flu shot at no cost and ask when this season’s flu shots will be available.

  2. Once you have the information, go to the pharmacy and present your COVA Care, COVA HealthAware or COVA HDHP health plan ID card.

  3. Get your flu shot at no charge. It is covered by your prescription drug benefit.

  • Be sure to get your flu shot from the participating pharmacy and not from a third party vendor who may be holding a clinic at the store. 
  • Check the link to your plan below for a list of local participating pharmacies and other providers. Your state agency location may be working with a local pharmacy to provide free flu shots onsite. Be sure to ask about local schedules. Kaiser Permanente HMO plan members have access to free flu shots at participating Kaiser medical centers.

Participating Pharmacies

Click on
this spreadsheet  to find the names of participating pharmacies.  Note the tabs at the bottom which separate them by category.

COVA HealthAware Providers
Use the 
DocFind function at www.COVAHealthAware.com to identify participating providers. Click on either “Find a flu shot/vaccine provider” or “Pharmacies” to find participating pharmacies and walk-in clinics that can provide a flu shot. When you click on providers, you will get additional information regarding their specific processes.

Capitol Square Healthcare
The Richmond clinic will provide regular and high  dose  flu shots onsite for state employees only. Make your appointment online at www.capitolsquarehealthcare.com. Walk-ins are accepted.


Health Plan or Status


COVA HealthAware

$15 for visit                    No cost for vaccine

COVA HDHP                        Kaiser Permanente HMO
TRICARE supplement
No state health coverage
Wage employees
$75 for visit
Pay actual cost of vaccine

Questions and Answers


COVA HealthAware Q&A

See Flu Shot Program