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COVID-19 TESTING: If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your provider. If you are asymptomatic and need testing, please visit The New York State Department of Health website.

 

COVID-19 vaccinations are being distributed and administered across the U.S., and right here in the Capital Region. The vaccine, which is completely free to all patients, is currently in limited supply. As vaccine availability increases, recommendations will expand.

Additional information regarding the vaccines is as follows:

  • According to the CDC, most COVID-19 vaccines require two (2) shots. Therefore, it is very important that you receive the second dose.

  • The vaccine is approved for use in members 16 and older.

  • CDPHP strongly encourages all eligible members to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and continues urging all members to get a flu shot.

An Important Note about Medicare Advantage

For Medicare Advantage members, the cost of the vaccine and the administration of it will be covered under Original Medicare. When you receive your vaccination, you may see on your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) “Bill to Medicare FFS – Member not Liable.” Please note that you are not responsible for this cost. Your provider will know to bill Medicare directly. CDPHP is educating providers on this process, but if your doctor or pharmacy has any questions, they may contact CDPHP provider services for help.

Am I eligible for a vaccine?

If you would like to see if you’re eligible to receive a COVID-19, head to the state’s Am I Eligible website. For more information, please contact your physician or pharmacist.

COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization for antibody treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients (12 and older) who are at high-risk for progressing to severe COVID-19. This includes those who are 65 and older, or those with certain chronic medical conditions. If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, talk to your health care provider about whether this is an appropriate course of treatment.



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