Does Medicare pay for shingles vaccine?

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Will Medicare pay for the shingles vaccine?
 

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No, it won't. In general, Medicare doesn't do a very good job of covering preventive medical care . The only immunizations it covers are a yearly flu shot, the pneumonia vaccine, and the vaccine against hepatitis B (if you are at medium or high risk for contracting the disease).

 

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