Individuals need to contact their Medicare Part D providers to find out the pricing for the shingles vaccine. The Medicare prescription drug plan, or Medicare Part D, covers commercially available vaccines needed to prevent illness, but the coinsurance and copays vary according to the provider.
Before deciding where to get the shingles vaccine, a Medicare user needs to determine the most cost-effective option by consulting with his Medicare Part D provider. Obtaining the vaccine at a provider not included in the Part D provider's network can result in higher out-of-pocket costs for the individual. In addition, using certain providers to obtain the shingles vaccine may result in the individual paying out of pocket for the vaccine and having to seek reimbursement from his Medicare Part D provider.