Medicare covers more vaccines for free!
Thanks to a new prescription drug law that went into effect last year, as of January 1, 2023, your Medicare Part D drug plan now covers most vaccines at no cost to you. All adult vaccines recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices are now covered with no out-of-pocket costs. Your Medicare drug plan won’t charge you a copayment or apply a deductible for vaccines you get for things like shingles, whooping cough, tetanus, and more.
It’s important to stay up to date with vaccines to protect yourself from disease and severe illness. You can also get other vaccines for free with Medicare B and Medicare Advantage, such as seasonal flu, COVID-19, and others.
Talk with your doctor about which recommended vaccines are right for you. Visit Medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800- 633-4227) for more information.