Please note: News and information about COVID-19 emerges rapidly and the situation may change. Please contact your local public health agency or visit the Centers for Disease Control website for the latest information and instructions.
It’s important to be aware of potential schemes involving COVID-19 vaccines. Fraudsters are targeting beneficiaries in a number of ways. Your personal information collected could then be used to fraudulently bill Federal health care programs and the unapproved vaccines may cause you harm. Potential COVID-19 vaccine schemes to look out for are listed below:
If you believe you have been targeted, please contact Central Health Medicare Plan’s Compliance Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (626) 388-2392. You may also mail us at PO Box 14244, Orange, CA 92863.
Each county has a different distribution plan for the COVID-19 vaccine. Currently supplies are limited and typically only available by appointment. If you are not able to get an appointment immediately, please check back again. If you need assistance, please contact Member Services at 1-866-314-2427 (TTY: 711), 7 days a week from 8:00am to 8:00pm (PT).
Yes. COVID-19 vaccines were tested in large clinical trials and reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make sure they meet safety guidelines. If you have had serious allergic reactions to vaccines in the past or if have other health concerns, talk to your primary care provider before obtaining the vaccine.
Yes. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has prioritized vaccine distribution to seniors because older adults are at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19. If you have concerns, talk to your primary care before obtaining the vaccine.
No. There is no cost to obtain the vaccine for Central Health Medicare Plan members. The cost of the vaccine is paid for by the federal government and the administration fee is paid for by Medicare. You should never be asked to pay any amount out-of-pocket to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine.
Most people do not have serious problems after being vaccinated. Your arm may be sore, red, or warm to the touch. These symptoms usually go away in a few days. Some people report feeling tired or getting a headache or fever when getting a vaccine. These side effects are normal and are a sign that your immune system is working and building up protection to disease. When you receive the vaccine, your provider will provide detailed information about what to expect.
Yes. The virus that causes flu is different from the virus that causes COVID-19. It is still important to get the flu shot to help prevent or lessen the severity of flu. Generally, you should wait at least 14 days in between getting the flu shot and the COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your primary care provider or pharmacist about when to schedule your shots.
Please note: The Governor of California has declared a state of emergency related to COVID-19. While the state of emergency is in effect, Central Health Medicare Plan allows additional flexibility so that members can obtain needed care.
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PO Box 14244, Orange, CA 92863