I wish to purchase an insurance policy that will cover for a flu shot, as well as other various immunizations for my trip abroad. I am visiting my sister in the US and arrived a few days ago. Please advise on the best plan for such things. Thank you.
Visitors insurance is meant to cover any new, unexpected sicknesses and injuries. So, if you were to become sick with the flu after your insurance's effective date, treatment for the flu would be covered by your insurance. However, flu shots and any other immunizations / vaccinations are not covered by travel medical insurance. There are currently no short-term health insurance plans that will cover the cost of vaccinations.
If you must have a flu shot while in the US, you may obtain one at most of your local pharmacies (Walgreens, Target, Walmart, etc.) Flu shots generally cost $15-$30.
For more information on visitors insurance and preventative care, see: Routine Care and Travel Medical Insurance
To purchase insurance to cover you for any unexpected emergencies on the remainder of your trip, you may view your options and get a personalized quote, here: Visitors Insurance
Travel medical insurance covers only new and unexpected medical situations. Insurance does not offer any preventative care or planned consultation for already existing conditions. Read this to learn more: Pre-Existing Conditions for Visitors Insurance
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