Medicare and Medicaid Will Pay for Covid Booster Shots

Medicare and Medicaid Will Pay for Covid Booster Shots

Late last week it was announced that Medicare and Medicaid will pay the full cost of Covid-19 booster shots with no co-pays for everyone on their rolls.

In addition, Walgreens has started to give booster shots for Covid-19 at their stores across the U.S.

If you use Walgreens, here’s are the procedures to follow to register for the booster.

  • Walgreens will use its online scheduler to screen for qualifications, including asking people which vaccine they received
  • For those who got the Pfizer-BioNTech shots, they’ll be asked when they received their second dose
  • People will be encouraged to bring their vaccination cards to their booster appointment but the cards won’t be required
  • The scheduler will also ask about booking other shots, like the flu shot, when you book your appointment. The guidance from the Director of the National Institutes of Health is that you can receive a flu shot and Covid booster on the same day.

Separately, Walmart and CVS drug stores have announced that their pharmacies have also begun offering booster shots for qualified individuals although we have seen no information regarding their procedures for registering for the shots.

If you do not use a computer we recommend you call your local Walgreens, Walmart or CVS and ask how to register for the booster shot.