Immunizations

Immunizations

Wellness Shots & Immunizations

Medicare covers some immunizations to keep you healthy, such as shots for Flu and for Pneumonia.

Flu Shot

How often is it covered?
Medicare covers the flu shot once per flu season. Flu shots are available starting in the fall for flu season.

Who’s eligible?
All people with Medicare.

Your costs in Original Medicare:
You pay nothing for the flu shot if the doctor or other health care provider accepts assignment for giving the shot.
Note: Medicare Part B also covers administration of the H1N1 flu shot. You pay nothing if the doctor accepts assignment for giving the shot.

Click here for complete details:
http://www.medicare.gov/coverage/flu-shots.html

Pneumococcal (Pneumonia) Shot

How often is it covered?
The pneumococcal vaccine can be given at any time of year and most people need this shot only once in their lifetime. Some high risk people need a booster vaccine. Medicare will also cover a booster vaccine for high risk people if 5 years have passed since the last vaccination.

Who’s eligible?
All people with Medicare.

Your costs in Original Medicare:
You pay nothing if the doctor or supplier accepts assignment for giving the shot.

Click here for complete details:
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This information is funded by our Medicare contract.

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