Vaccine Administration Network

You can reduce the likelihood of getting the flu, shingles, and pneumococcal disease by getting vaccinated. And, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is helping make it easier to get those vaccinations.

BCBSNE health plan members1 may get the influenza (flu), Zostavax® (shingles), or Pneumovax® (pneumococcal disease) vaccines at participating pharmacies in Nebraska or across the nation. Simply present your BCBSNE member ID card at the participating pharmacy and pay according to your plan’s prescription drug coverage2. The pharmacy administers the vaccination and files the claim.

Go here to find participating pharmacies in Nebraska and across the nation. (Enter a ZIP code or city and state to search. You can use the filters to view only Vaccine Administration Network pharmacies, or look for the Vaccine Pharmacy icon next to the pharmacy name.) Please note: not all pharmacies may carry the listed vaccines.

If you have questions, please call our Member Services Department at the number shown on the back of your BCBSNE member ID card. 

1Only applies to BCBSNE members with pharmacy benefits through Prime Therapeutics LLC, an independent company providing pharmacy benefit management services for BCBSNE.
2Vaccine coverage is subject to contract limitations and/or Medical Policy.



The percentage of the bill you pay after your deductible has been met.


A fixed amount you pay when you get a covered health service.

Tiered benefit plan

A health care plan featuring multiple levels of benefits based on the network status of a particular provider. 


The annual amount you pay for covered health services before your insurance begins to pay.

emergency care services

Any covered services received in a hospital emergency room setting.


Includes behavioral health treatment, counseling, and psychotherapy

in-network provider

A provider contracted by your insurance company to accept an agreed upon payment for covered services. 

OUT-OF-network provider

A term for providers that aren’t contracting with your insurance company. (Your out-of-pocket costs will tend to be more expensive if you go to an out-of-network provider.)


Your expenses for medical care that aren’t reimbursed by insurance, including deductibles, coinsurance and co-payments.


If you can afford health insurance, but choose not to buy it, you must have a health coverage exemption or pay a tax penalty on your federal income tax return.


The amount you pay to your health insurance company each month. 

Preventive services

Health care services that focus on the prevention of disease and health maintenance.


Services and devices to help you recover if you are injured or have surgery. This includes physical, occupational and speech therapy.

special enrollment period

The time after the Open Enrollment Period when you can still purchase health insurance only if you have a qualifying life event (losing other health coverage, having a baby, getting married, moving).


A physician who has a majority of his or her practice in fields other than internal or general medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics or family practice.