Facts about Pneumococcal Shots

How often is it covered?

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers a pneumococcal shot to prevent pneumococcal infections (like certain types of pneumonia). Part B also covers a different second shot if it’s given one year (or later) after the first shot. Talk with your doctor or other health care provider to see if you need one or both shots.

Who’s eligible?

All people with Part B are covered.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay nothing for pneumococcal shots if your doctor or other qualified health care provider accepts assignment.