Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers pneumococcal shots (or vaccines). You can get the pneumococcal shot as a single dose vaccine or a 2-dose series.
In most cases, Part B covers the single dose vaccine or the 2-dose series once in your lifetime.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay nothing for pneumococcal shots if your doctor or other health care provider accepts assignment for giving the shots.
What it is
The shots protect against different strains of the bacteria that cause pneumonia.
Things to know
Talk with your doctor or other health care provider to find out which vaccine you should get.