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GeorgiaCares Reminds Beneficiaries To Get Vaccinated Against Flu, Pneumococcal Disease

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Flu, Pneumococcal Disease

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October through May is flu season and the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services (DAS) Georgia Cares program is reminding Medicare beneficiaries to talk to their healthcare providers about getting vaccinated to prevent them from getting the flu and the pneumococcal disease, which is the cause of the most common form of pneumonia.

The flu and pneumococcal vaccines are both covered by Medicare, so beneficiaries are not required to make a co-payment. The flu, a contagious respiratory illness, can cause mild to severe illness and may at times lead to death. Getting a flu vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu.