Citi Launches Flu Care Card

November 9, 2010 ( - Citi has launched the Citi Flu Care card, a new corporate health care payment solution from Citi’s Global Transaction Services.

The Citi Flu Care card is a payment service designed to help employers reduce employee health care spending by shifting the administration of flu shots from doctors’ offices or on-site clinics to more cost effective pharmacy locations. The card is accepted at over 17,000 pharmacies and clinics nationwide including CVS/pharmacy, Rite Aid, Target, MinuteClinic, The Little Clinic, and any of the Kroger Family of pharmacies.   

According to a press release, with the Citi Flu Care card, employers can direct vaccinations towards lower cost retail channels, significantly reducing the average cost per vaccination by 63%. The card uses patent-pending technology that allows employers to pay for flu vaccinations only at the time they are administered – eliminating the need for prepayment, giving employers greater control over the total program cost, the announcement said.