Which Vaccines Are Covered by Part D Prescription Drug Plans?

Yes. Part D plans must include all commercially available vaccines on their formularies, such as the Shingles Vaccine. The Part D Prescription Drug Plan pays for the vaccination itself and for your doctor or other health care provider to give you the shot.

Exception: Immunizations for influenza, pneumonia, hepatitis B, and some other immunizations you may need if you are exposed to a dangerous disease or virus, such as the Tetanus vaccine, are covered by Medicare Part B. If a coronavirus vaccine is developed, it will be covered under Medicare Part B and you will owe no cost-sharing (deductible, coinsurance, or copayment).

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