Individual Health Insurance Covering Swine Flu Vaccines
Posted Sep 12 2009 10:27pm
Approximately 1 million Americans have been infected with the H1N1 virus, more commonly known as the swine flu, according to the article “Individual Health Insurance Could Provide Assistance for Swine Flu Vaccines” by Maggie Guo found on the Ethiopian Review.
People who are covered by certain individual health insurance companies may have the swine flu vaccine paid for. Anthem Blue Cross is covering their customers who carry vaccine coverage and America’s Health Insurance Plans says it will offer similar protections according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report.
Once the Food and Drug Administration approves treatment there will be roughly 160 million doses of innoculations according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Clinical trials are currently in progress. Across the country, cities are establishing free clinics to give vaccines. There will be 100 centers in NYC alone in addition to a center at each elementary school. Chicago and LA are following similar plans.