Seasonal Health Tips
The flu vaccine is the best protection against the flu this season. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get the flu vaccine. The flu vaccine is available by shot or nasal spray.
Flu seasons are unpredictable and can be severe. After vaccination it can take up to 2 weeks to develop protection against the flu. That’s why it is important to get vaccinated early. The sooner you vaccinate the sooner you are protected. Don’t delay! Remind your friends and family that it’s time to get a flu vaccine.
Where can I get the vaccine? Use the Flu Vaccine Finder to find a flu vaccine location near you.
What it is
Lyme disease is a bacterial disease that you can get from the bite of infected ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a skin rash. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system.
You can take several steps to prevent Lyme disease. These include using insect repellent, checking for and removing ticks promptly, showering soon after being outdoors, applying pesticides and reducing tick habitat. You should call your doctor if you get a fever or a rash 3 to 30 days after being outdoors.
Your coverage under BCBSVT
If you have questions about what your BCBSVT plan covers for treatment of Lyme disease or related co-infections, please call us at (800) 247-2583. Our customer service team will help you understand what your plan pays and any out-of-pocket costs you may have related to Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment.