Last Wednesday my doctor asked if they could give me a shingles shot. I said ok. I’ve since found out Medicare doesn’t cover it, and the shot is something like $150.00 to $200.00. It’s supposed to be covered by your Part D Prescription Drug insurance, but I didn’t get the shot at a network pharmacy. I guess I’m just going to have to pay for it.
I saw a shingles vaccine sign in my pharmacy today.
Don’t think I’ll be getting one.
I would call your doctor to see what options you have.
Ooooooh that sucks. Why the devil didn’t they warn you that you had to pay for it? That’s unethical.
I just checked with Walgreens pharmacy. They are $94.00 a shot, or $188.00 for two. I’ll probably go to a network pharmacy to get the second shot, so my prescription drug insurance will cover it.
Where is the nearest in network pharmacy? That is a steep cost.
About a half a mile away
I think it’s covered under part B
Which Shingles shot are we talking about? The old Zostavax or the new Shingrix? I got the new Shingrix and it was $47 for each shot (two). After effects of second shot kicked my butt.
The new Shingrix. Walgreens may not be the lowest price. I’m don’t know what my doctor is going to charge.
Kerry wants to know where you got them for $47.
If you don’t want to post where you got them publicly, please feel free to pm me.
CVS under my Medicare Advantage Plan.
Medicare does cover it. But you might have to go to an in network pharmacy with your advantage plan.
I would ask your doctor if they can absorb the cost for the first shot since they made a mistake offering you a shot that wasn’t covered at their location. They should have known better. Also, get the shot record for this first shot so you can show it to the in-network pharmacy when you get your second shot.
I’ve checked with several pharmacies today, and the going rate for one Shingrix shot is $180.00 to $200.00. If I wait until next year with my new Part D plan, it will cost $136.00. Right now with my current plan it’s $156.00 as I haven’t met my deductible yet. I messaged my doctor about it and asked how much it was going to be.
If it doesn’t potentially kill you the government’s unlikely to cover it.
I just found out today the Medical School is charging me $186.00 for the shot. They have a payment plan available if the amount is more than $100.00. I’m going to ask for one.
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