Older adults are at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, so if you’re 65 or older, it’s especially important for you to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The current authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in preventing severe illness from COVID-19.
Medicare covers FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay nothing for the COVID-19 vaccine. You won’t pay a deductible or copayment, and your provider can’t charge you an administration fee to give you the shot.
What it is
A COVID-19 vaccine helps reduce the risk of illness from COVID-19 by working with the body’s natural defenses to safely develop protection (immunity) to the virus.