Does medicare cover flu shots?

Yes, Medicare does cover flu shots. Flu shots are considered preventive services under Medicare Part B. Medicare Part B covers one flu shot per flu season, which usually runs from the fall to the spring. The flu shot is generally available at no cost to you if you receive it from a healthcare provider who accepts Medicare assignment.

It’s important to note that Medicare covers the standard flu shot. If you opt for a different type of flu vaccine (such as a high-dose vaccine for seniors), there may be additional costs that are not fully covered by Medicare.

If you have questions about your specific Medicare coverage and flu shots, it’s advisable to contact Medicare directly or your healthcare provider.

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