Does Medicare cover flu shots?


Quick Answer

Medicare often covers one flu shot for each flu season, notes Medicare.gov. The shot is only covered by those who have Medicare Part B, which is also known as medical insurance.

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Does Medicare cover flu shots?
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As long as the qualified health care provider or doctor agrees to assignment for the flu shot, there is no cost to receive the shot, according to Medicare.gov. One thing to bear in mind is that a person's main health care provider may suggest he receive a medical service in addition to a flu shot, which may be a service that isn't covered by Medicare. It's best that a person check his plan to see if there are any specific requirements for having his shot covered by Medicare, notes AARP.

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