Tdap shots

Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)

 and 

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)

 don’t cover the Tdap shot.

Generally, Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) covers all commercially available shots needed to prevent illness. Contact your Medicare drug plan for more information about coverage.

What it is

Tdap is the adolescent and adult booster shot for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (also called whooping cough). The childhood shot is called DTaP. Both protect against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough).

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