Flu shots

​There are many places you can get your flu shot – don’t wait.

People who are 65 and older are at high risk of having serious health complications from the flu. Getting the flu shot protects you from getting the flu and keeps you from spreading it to others.​

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Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers the seasonal flu shot (or vaccine) once per flu season.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay nothing (and the Part B deductible doesn't apply) for a flu shot if your doctor or other qualified health care provider accepts assignment  for giving the shot.

Things to know

  • Don’t wait to get the flu shot. You can get the flu shot many places, including your doctor’s office and your local pharmacy — contact them for details. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, contact your plan — most places accept Medicare Advantage Plans.
  • Stay safe. Your doctors and pharmacies are working hard to keep you safe and socially distanced. Remember to wear your mask when you get your shot.
  • It’s safe to get the flu shot with other vaccines, so protect yourself against COVID-19 by getting your COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as your flu 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 if, or how much, Medicare will pay for them.

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