Your Medicare Coverage

Is my test, item, or service covered?

Hepatitis B shots

How often is it covered?

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers Hepatitis B shots.

Who's eligible?

People with Part B at medium or high risk for Hepatitis B are covered. Your risk for Hepatitis B increases if one of these applies:

  • You have hemophilia.
  • You have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
  • You have diabetes.
  • You live with someone who has Hepatitis B.
  • You're a health care worker and have frequent contact with blood or bodily fluids.

Other factors may also increase your risk for Hepatitis B. Check with your doctor to see if you're at high or medium risk for Hepatitis B.

Your costs in Original Medicare

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


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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