As of 2015, the shingles vaccine costs between $200 to $250 for patients without health insurance, states CostHelper. Those with insurance may have a $10 to $50 copay, and Medicare Part D plans cover the vaccine. The price includes the single dose, an administration fee, and a medical consultation fee.
Many private health insurance plans cover the shingles vaccine, according to CostHelper. Some pharmaceutical companies help cover vaccine costs for patients in need, according to Zostavax. Shingles is a virus that causes blisters and a painful rash, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC recommends the vaccine for patients 60 years and older, to prevent shingles. The vaccine has not been related to any serious problems.