Free Swine flu shots Blue Cross/Blue Shield members only

HINESBURG - An official of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont said the insurance provider will cover 100 percent of the cost of H1N1 flu vaccinations; it wants as many Blue Cross/Blue Shield members as possible to get the shot. The H1N1 flu is popularly called the Swine flu.

Leigh Tofferi of Blue Cross/Blue Shield said members can receive the shot without a copayment, coinsurance or deductible and regardless of their benefit coverage package.

Tofferi said "Blue Cross will pay the allowed administrative cost and the federal government will pay for the vaccine when it becomes available."

Being the state's largest private health insurance company, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont covers 180,000 Vermonters.

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