Oct 21, 2009 3:05 PM by Bea Karnes
Medicaid patients may now get H1N1 Swine Flu vaccines at local pharmacies. There is no charge for clients ages 18 and under and the cost for clients 19 and over is $1. Medicaid is reimbursing pharmacies for dispensing the vaccine.
According to the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, Medicaid enrollment is at an all-time high of 481,549 clients - an increase of 88,000 since January 2007.
"The department is committed to increasing access to health care services for our clients," says Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, state Medicaid director. "By providing the option for Medicaid clients to receive the H1N1 vaccine at their local pharmacy, we are supporting their efforts to achieve optimum health and supporting statewide efforts to curtail the spread of the virus."