medicare dot gov What you should know about the COVID-19 vaccines

As vaccines become more widely available, it’s important to keep taking steps to slow the spread of COVID-19.
– Limit gatherings with others.
– Practice social distancing.
– Wash your hands frequently.
– Wear a mask in public.

Once the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available to you, here’s what you should know:
You will need 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for it to be effective. When you receive your first dose, make sure to schedule your second dose. Medicare covers the COVID-19 vaccine, so there will be no cost to you. State governments are handling the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
Look for updates from your state and local officials as more doses of the vaccine become available for additional priority groups. Visit CDC.gov for additional trustworthy information on the COVID-19 vaccines.


The Medicare Team