Medicare Flu Information

How often is it covered?

Medicare covers the flu shot once per flu season. Flu shots are available starting in the fall for flu season.

Who's eligible?

All people with Medicare.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay nothing for the flu shot if the doctor or other health care provider accepts assignment for giving the shot.

Note: Medicare Part B also covers administration of the H1N1 flu shot. You pay nothing if the doctor accepts assignment for giving the shot.

Flu Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Influenza

American Lung Association: Influenza

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Immunization Action Coalition

A Guide to Seasonal Flu for Seniors

Assistance Programs