Shingles Vaccine Clinic
TWO-SHOT SERIES OFFERED BY MNPS KROGER PHARMACY
If you're 50 or older, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) strongly recommends getting the new shingles vaccination called Shingrix® — even if you previously received the older Zostavax® shingles shot. Shingrix is shown to be more than 90% effective against the virus, while Zostavax is only 51% effective and effectiveness drops over time.
MNPS is partnering with Kroger to offer the Shingrix vaccine at no cost to MNPS Cigna plan enrollees (Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage enrollees have a $25 copay per shot).
You’re eligible for the new shingles vaccine if you are:
- Age 50+
- Enrolled in an MNPS employee or retiree medical plan (bring your Cigna or Cigna-HealthSpring insurance card)
Covered under a non-MNPS plan that covers the Shingrix vaccine (there may be an out-of-pocket cost)
Shingrix vaccine (newly recommended by the CDC)
Full vaccination requires two shots given 2-6 months apart.
First vaccine: April 19 or May 3 (pick one)
Second vaccine: July 12 or 26 (pick one)
2-5 p.m. each day
Employee Wellness Center, Board conference room (2nd floor), 2694 Fessey Court, Nashville
Click to learn more about why vaccination is important and to review a Vaccine Information Statement by the CDC. Have more questions? Contact Kroger Pharmacy at the Employee Wellness Center at 615-600-3854.
If you’re unable to attend one or both clinic dates, you can get vaccinated at any Kroger pharmacy. If you’re not up to date on your tetanus and/or pneumonia vaccinations, these will also be available during the shingles clinics.