With all the talk about flu shots, things can get confusing for Medicare beneficiaries. So here's a quick look at seasonal flu and swine flu information for those on Medicare.
One way for older adults, especially those with chronic health conditions, to stay healthy is to get a seasonal flu shot. For years, the regular flu shot has been recommended for those 50 and older. The regular seasonal flu shot is now available and for those with Medicare Part B, the vaccine and the administration of the shot are covered by Medicare. If you have a Medicare Advantage plan check with your managed care plan first to see what the rules are for flu shots.