Medicare, Medicaid to Pick Up the Tab for Covid Booster Shots

Sept. 24, 2021, 7:56 PM

Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance program will pay the full cost of Covid-19 booster shots with no cost-sharing for nearly all beneficiaries, the Biden administration announced Friday.

“The Biden-Harris Administration has made the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines accessible and free to people across the country. CMS is ensuring that cost is not a barrier to access, including for boosters,” Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said in a statement. “CMS will pay Medicare vaccine providers who administer approved COVID-19 boosters, enabling people to access these vaccines at no cost.”

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