Does Medicare Part D cover the shingles shot? Cost of the shingles shot along with potential side effects are common questions at the pharmacy about the live vaccine sold under the name brand Zostavax®.
Most Medicare Part D plans do cover the shingles shot at the pharmacy – some may cover it at the doctor’s office. You can ask your healthcare provider to submit a prescription for the vaccine to your pharmacy. At the pharmacy, they can submit a claim to your Medicare Part D plan and let you know what your out-of-pocket cost would be.
Another option of determining coverage would be to call the customer service number on your insurance card. Do your homework and learn everything you can about the shingles shot and ask your doctor if they believe it is right for you.