Your Medicare Coverage
Is my test, item, or service covered?
How often is it covered?
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers a pneumococcal shot to prevent pneumococcal infections (like certain types of pneumonia). Most people only need this preventive shot once in their lifetime. Talk with your doctor or other health care provider to see if you need to shot.
All people with Medicare are covered.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay nothing for a pneumococcal shot.
If the doctor or other qualified health care provider doesn't accept assignment , you may have to pay an additional fee for the doctor's services, but not for the shot itself.
Your doctor or other health care provider may recommend you get services more often than Medicare covers. Or, they may recommend services that Medicare doesn’t cover. If this happens, you may have to pay some or all of the costs.