Did you know that you can save money by getting your vaccines in the right location?

Most vaccines (and the cost to get them) are covered under your Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) benefit.

Examples of vaccines covered under the Part D benefit include:

  • Zoster (Shingles) vaccine
  • Tetanus Diphtheria (Td) vaccine
  • Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis (Tdap)

Costs you more –

Getting your vaccination in a clinic: If you get a Part D vaccine in the doctor's office, you have to pay them for it. Afterwards, you can submit a claim to Senior Preferred yourself. We will only cover the vaccine, not what it cost to have the doctor or nurse give it to you.

Costs you less –

Getting your vaccination in a network pharmacy: Go to a network pharmacy that has pharmacists who administer vaccines. Please contact Customer Service or view the Provider Directory for a list of network pharmacies in your area that are certified to administer your Part D vaccine.

If you don't have Senior Preferred Part D:

If you didn't chose to have Part D coverage, that means your Part D vaccines are not covered. However, a few vaccines are covered with Senior Preferred Medicare Part B. These vaccines may be covered in full and examples include:

  • Hepatitis B vaccine (if you are high or moderate risk)
  • Influenza vaccine
  • Pneumococcal vaccine
  • Tetanus vaccines necessary for the treatment of an illness or an injury that has occurred.

This webpage was updated on October 1, 2019.