NU Online News Service, Oct. 12, 2004, 2:37 p.m. EDT
Health Net Inc., Los Angeles, is joining the effort to cope with a shortage of standard, injectable influenza vaccine.[@@]
The managed care company has joined Aetna Inc., Hartford, and WellChoice Inc., New York, in publicly announcing that it will expand coverage for other types of influenza vaccines.
Under normal circumstances, Health Net covers the injectable Fluvirin flu vaccine but requires preauthorization for the FluMist nasal-spray vaccine and the injectable Fluzone PF vaccine.