Will Medicare cover the cost of my Flu Vaccination?

  • YES! A Flu, Pneumonia and Hepatitis B vaccination is a benefit covered under the original Medicare Part B.
  • It is NOT covered under Part A (Hospital) or under Part D (Prescription Drug Plan).
  • Your healthcare provider must be contracted with original Medicare; otherwise, you will be out of network and have to pay out of pocket for your vaccination. You will need to submit a receipt to Medicare if you wish to seek reimbursement.

Will my Medicare Advantage Plan cover the cost of my Flu Vaccination?

  • YES! If you're enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan (Medicare Part C) then your benefits are covered through your specific health plan, NOT with original Medicare Part B.
  • Your healthcare provider must be contracted with your Advantage Plan; otherwise, you will be out of network and have to pay out of pocket for your vaccination. You will need to submit a receipt to your Advantage Plan if you wish to seek reimbursement.

Will I have a co-pay or deductible?

  • NO! There is no co-pay or deductible with the original Medicare Part B. The same typically applies with Medicare Advantage Plans.

Will I need a referral from my Physician?

  • NO! You do not need a referral from your Physician to receive a Flu and/or Pneumonia vaccination with the original Medicare Part B. The same typically applies if you are enrolled with a Medicare Advantage Plan.