Your Medicare Coverage

Is my test, item, or service covered?

Flu shots

How often is it covered?

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) normally covers one flu shot per flu season.

Who's eligible?

All people with Part B are covered.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay nothing for a flu shot if the doctor or other qualified health care provider accepts assignment for giving the shot.


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. Ask questions so you understand why your doctor is recommending certain services and whether Medicare will pay for them.

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