Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (PRWEB) December 03, 2012
Coast2Coast Rx, the provider of a free discount prescription card, announced today that the same card can now be used to save up to 30 percent on seasonal flu shots. Consumers can use their card in the same way they normally would for their prescriptions, and utilize the pharmacy locator tool on the Coast2Coast Rx website to contact their nearest pharmacy for availability.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), once again marking National Influenza Vaccination Week this December 2-8 to stress the importance of flu vaccinations, recommends that everyone six months and older receive an annual flu vaccine in order to help control the spread of the contagious influenza viruses. The vaccination causes antibodies to develop within about two weeks, protecting against the three most common strains of the seasonal flu virus (1). Certain groups, the CDC notes, are at a higher risk of developing serious complications from the flu and their vaccinations are especially important: people with certain chronic medical conditions, people 65 years and older, pregnant women and those living with or caring for these higher-risk individuals (2). For further information on the flu vaccine, including certain individuals and groups who should not receive a shot or nasal spray vaccine, the CDC has compiled a comprehensive online brochure (3).
Chief Marketing Officer Marty Dettelbach of Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc., the company that provides the discount prescription card, stated, “With savings of up to 30 percent on flu shots, the Coast2Coast Rx card can be an effective tool in helping to combat this annual public health concern. Individuals and families can avoid both the health risks associated with influenza and the costs of vaccinations while enjoying the financial benefits of this more affordable option.”
As a nationwide prescription discount program, with the endorsements of more than 280 municipalities, Coast2Coast Rx allows consumers to save millions of dollars on their prescriptions and other healthcare services each year. Because there are no restrictions on age, income status, or existing health conditions, all consumers are eligible for the benefits of the card. Those with no insurance coverage, the underinsured and even those with high deductibles or expenses—such as certain prescriptions or flu vaccines—not covered by their health plan may save significantly by using the free program. In some cases even Medicare Part D patients experiencing the “donut hole” can use the card to help relieve their out-of-pocket expenses.
There is no membership application or paperwork required to acquire a Coast2Coast Rx card, which can be used by an entire family for convenience. The card is often available through public departments and nonprofit agencies in participating municipalities. For immediate access, consumers can print a card directly from the Coast2Coast Rx website at http://coast2coastrx.com/index.php/print-free-card/. To receive updates on the program and health news, follow Coast2Coast Rx on Facebook and Twitter.
1 “Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine (July 6, 2012);” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm
2 “Who Should Get Vaccinated Against Influenza (September 9, 2011);” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/whoshouldvax.htm
3 “What You Should Know for the 2012-2013 Influenza Season (June 14, 2012);” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2012-2013.htm
About Coast2Coast Rx Card
The mission of the Coast2Coast Rx Card is to provide a universe of prescription savings options while improving health outcomes. The Coast2Coast Rx Card has provided millions of dollars in savings on prescription drugs for its program members. A product of Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc., a Florida corporation (“FMC”), that is a leader in the supplemental benefits field, the Coast2Coast Rx Card was developed as a result of the belief that the cost of products and services has risen so drastically that a need has arisen among many families to supplement these costs with benefit programs and prescription cards. For more information please visit http://www.coast2coastrx.com/.