Medicare covers Hepatitis B shots for people at medium or high risk for Hepatitis B. You can get these shots for free – call your doctor to find out if these shots are right for you. The Hepatitis B vaccination requires three shots for complete protection. Visit the Centers for Disease Control or Hepatitis Foundation International for more information about preventing and treating Hepatitis B.
How often is it covered?
Three shots are needed for complete protection. Check with your doctor about when to get these shots if you qualify for them.
People at medium to high risk for Hepatitis B. Your risk for Hepatitis B increases if you have hemophilia, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), or certain conditions that increase your risk for infection. Other factors may increase your risk for Hepatitis B, such as if you live with someone who has Hepatitis B or if you are a healthcare worker and have frequent contact with blood or body fluids, so check with your doctor.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay nothing for the shots.
Hepatitis B Resources