Jul 15, 2021

Don’t let health or transportation issues keep you from getting your COVID-19 vaccine

If you have Medicare and face challenges getting to a COVID-19 vaccine location, Medicare will pay a doctor or other care provider to give the vaccine to you in your home, at no cost to you.

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is more important than ever. Do you know about the Delta variant of COVID-19 now spreading in the U.S.? It can spread easier and may be more severe than the original coronavirus. The COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective against this variant, so once you’re vaccinated you’re well protected.

Don’t wait—contact your regular doctor or health care provider today and ask if they’re able to give you a COVID-19 vaccine in your home. If they can’t, they might be able to refer you to someone who can. If you get vaccinated at home, you may need to give the provider your Medicare Number for billing, but there’s still no cost to you. (Remember: don’t share your Medicare Number or other personal information with anyone who contacts you unless you’ve given them permission.)

Visit Vaccines.gov to find COVID-19 vaccine providers near you. You can also call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) for vaccine contacts in your state. TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048.