New information about COVID-19 vaccines is coming out every day. There’s still a lot to learn, and you can count on us for the latest details. Here, we’ll talk about how your plan will cover your vaccination and what steps are being taken to make sure the vaccine is safe.
- Medicare and Medicaid members will receive the vaccine at no cost.
If you have Medicare, Medicaid or CHIP, you don’t have to pay for your COVID-19 vaccine. Members do not have out-of-pocket costs for vaccines during this national public health emergency.
- Vaccine availability and distribution will take time.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized several COVID-19 vaccines. Learn more here.
- The vaccines are safe and effective.
COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting COVID-19. Many thousands of people across the United States took part in research trials over many months. These trials show the FDA whether a vaccine is safe and effective, which it must be certain of before it will authorize or approve a vaccine for public use.
Researchers studied vaccine reactions and potential side effects throughout the trials. Their studies continue after the vaccine receives approval. The FDA, CDC, and vaccine manufacturers will continue to monitor safety and quality.
If you have health insurance with us, you can stay informed about where and when you may be able to get your COVID-19 vaccine by activating your online account.