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COVID-19 Vaccines

Frequently asked questions

Are COVID-19 vaccines available?

Vaccines are widely available throughout the country. Three have received emergency use authorization from the Federal Food and Drug Administration—Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. You can use this map to find a vaccine site near you.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine covered at no cost to our members?

Yes. Beneficiaries with Medicare pay nothing for COVID-19 vaccines and their copayment/coinsurance and deductible are waived.

Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

A COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting seriously ill with COVID-19, and will likely protect you from getting sick at all. It may also protect people around you. If you have concerns about your unique health situation, talk to you doctor about the best choice for you.

Vaccines prepare your immune system to fight the virus if you are exposed. All three vaccines—Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson—have been proven to be highly effective at preventing illness.

Learn more about the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccination from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Will the vaccine be mandatory?

The Pennsylvania Department of Health stated that it does not have any plans to make the vaccine mandatory.

I’ve been hearing scary information about COVID-19 vaccines. Is it true?

Unfortunately, there have been myths about the vaccines spread through social media and other untrustworthy sources. To get accurate facts, visit the CDC’s website, which provides detailed and up-to-date information on the COVID-19 vaccines and the pandemic.

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Updated October 1, 2021