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Medicare denied the shingles vaccine for me. I had the vaccine in January 2008. I do not have Medeicare Part D, just A and B. My "coordinated" insurance also denied the claim.
Nichole S October 10, 2007 8:48 AM You may want to check with Medicare about this. I found this info on the web:

For patients over 65, Medicare will begin paying for the shingles vaccine in January, 2007 - but not the way it pays for the most widely used adult inoculations, flu shots, which are fully covered. Instead, the shingles vaccine will be treated like a prescription drug, with varying co-pays depending on a patient's drug plan.
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