Flu vaccination and other preventative care benefits
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends annual vaccinations against the flu, especially for certain groups of people, such as pregnant women, children under 5 years, the elderly, individuals with chronic medical conditions (such as chronic cardiac, pulmonary, renal, metabolic, liver or hematologic diseases), individuals with immunosuppressive conditions (such as HIV/Aids, cancer patients receiving chemotherapy or steroids) and healthcare workers.
Many members are vaccinating religiously; some choose not to get vaccinated. The decision is, of course, yours.
Anglo Medical Scheme follows recommendations from global organisations such as the WHO, and therefore pays for recommended vaccinations, as we believe that prevention is better than cure.
You will find more information about the preventative care benefits if you search for 'preventative care' here on the Scheme website. We will let you know once the new vaccines, adapted to the current flu strains, are available in South African pharmacies.