Shingles Shot

Posted:May 5, 2015

The Shingles Shot is recommended to those over the age of 65 who have had the Chickenpox Virus. It is administered to prevent Shingles, which is a viral infection that causes a painful rash

This shot is covered under most Medicare Part D (drug) plans and Medicare Advantage plans with Part D. Since this shot is associated with your prescription plan, a co-payment may be due. The amount of the co-payment will vary depending upon your individual plan.

The Shingles Shot is NOT covered under Medicare Part A (hospital) or Part B (medical), even though it is considered “preventative”.

In order to ensure the Shingles Shot is covered by insurance, it is best to visit your local pharmacy to have it administered. Most Doctor’s Offices do NOT have the ability to bill Part D plans, which may leave you with a large out of pocket cost.


For more information on the Shingles Shot, members are encouraged to call a Retiree Advocate at (856) 316 – 7226.