Pneumococcal shots

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers pneumococcal shots (or vaccines). Talk with your doctor or other health care provider to decide which immunizations are right for you. 

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay nothing for pneumococcal shots if your health care provider accepts assignment .

Frequency of services

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.

What it is

The shots protect against different strains of the bacteria that cause pneumonia.

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