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Subject:  Re: Shingles shot Date:  3/6/2019  1:34 PM
Author:  BruceCM Number:  21027 of 21722

Does anyone know if Medicare covers it

From the MedicareInterractive web site

Original Medicare: You pay nothing (no deductible or coinsurance) for most preventive services when you see a participating provider.
Preventive services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force are covered at 100% of the Medicare-approved amount (zero cost-sharing), but for other services you may be charged Original Medicare cost-sharing.
You may be charged if you see a non-participating or opt-out provider.

However, according to the AARP web site...

Unlike most other common vaccines, which are covered under Part B, Medicare coverage for the shingles shot is only available if you’re enrolled in a stand-alone Part D drug plan or a Medicare Advantage plan that includes Part D drug coverage.

We are covered under the Kaiser Senior Advantage Medicare Advantage plan and it does cover, without a deductible, the shingles vaccine, as well as the pneumonia vaccine.

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