It’s flu season, and getting a flu shot is the best prevention against getting or spreading the flu. Horizon NJ Health’s Care-A-Vans will be at select community events to provide flu shots at no cost to members 19 years and older.
People in New Jersey are starting to suffer the effects of a respiratory virus known as Enterovirus, or EV. EV are common viruses; about 10‐15 million EV infections occur in this country every year. Most people who have EV have no symptoms or only mild symptoms, but some infections can be serious. Some mild symptoms are runny nose, sneezing, cough, body and muscle aches, and sometimes fever. Severe symptoms include problems with breathing, as well as worsening asthma symptoms.
Being healthy during this busy time of year is important. You need a reliable way to stay in touch with doctors, pharmacies and other services as well as family and friends. As a Medicaid member, you may be eligible for a free phone, 250 free minutes of voice service and 250 free text messages each month from Assurance Wireless, a federal Lifeline Assistance program from Virgin Mobile USA. Lifeline Assistance is a government benefit program supported by the federal Universal Service Fund.