Important update on COVID-19 vaccines

Initial doses of the vaccine will be made available to priority groups.
medicare dot gov Important update on COVID-19 vaccines
You’ve likely heard the good news that COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Pfizer and Moderna have been approved by the FDA. There will initially be a limited supply of the vaccine. Initial doses of the vaccine will be made available to priority groups, such as: Health care personnel Residents of long-term care facilities, like nursing homes Pharmaceutical manufacturers are now working to distribute the vaccine to federally- and state-approved locations to start the vaccination of priority groups.

State governments will handle the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Look for updates from your state or governor as more doses of the vaccine become available for additional priority groups. While you’re waiting for a COVID-19 vaccine, continue to follow CDC’s tips on protecting yourself and others — including social distancing, frequent hand-washing, wearing a mask, and limiting gatherings.

Remember: Medicare covers the COVID-19 vaccine, so there will be no cost to you when it becomes available.


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