Pneumococcal shots

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers a pneumococcal shot to prevent pneumococcal infections (like certain types of pneumonia). Most people only need this preventive shot once in their lifetime. Talk with your doctor or other health care provider to see if you need to shot.

Who’s eligible?

All people with Medicare are covered.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay nothing for a pneumococcal shot.
If the doctor or other qualified health care provider doesn’t accept assignment, you may have to pay an additional fee for the doctor’s services, but not for the shot itself.