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Insurers mobilize for flu

The flu-like illness activity map (Image courtesy of the CDC)
The flu-like illness activity map (Image courtesy of the CDC)

Health insurers are trying to do their part to keep the current U.S. influenza outbreak from becoming anything to write home about.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Independence Blue Cross, and the WellPoint Anthem units in Connecticut and Ohio are some of the carriers that have put out press releases urging consumers to get flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Like Massachusetts Blue, Independence Blue Cross is telling consumers they may be able to get flu shots at pharmacies and urgent care clinics as well as primary care doctors' offices.

Independence Blue Cross gives a list of reasons for consumers to get the flu shot, if they haven't already.

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