TRICARE covers the flu vaccine. The flu shot is:
You can get the flu vaccine at no cost in three ways:
To find a participating network pharmacy:
Call the pharmacy first to ask:
You’re required to get the flu vaccine.
If you go to a participating network pharmacy:
If you go to a network doctor other than your primary care manager (PCM), you must get a referral from your PCM.
When you get a flu vaccine from a participating network pharmacy, follow your Service policy guidance for recording the vaccine in your shot record. You'll need the following information:
TRICARE coverage for vaccines is based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Visit the CDC website to learn more.
This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. and considered proven. There are special rules or limits on certain services, and some services are excluded.
Last Updated 6/5/2018
Mental Health Therapeutic Services
CDC: Preventing the Flu
DoD Pandemic Influenza Watchboard
Pharmacy Vaccine Program