MEDICARE AND COVID-19
Did you know that older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness? That means that most people with Medicare are at higher risk.
In these unprecedented times, it is important to stay up to date on the latest information about the pandemic. Coronavirus.gov is a great place to gather information on prevention, symptoms, and answers to common questions. If you are currently eligible for the vaccine and wondering where to receive it, visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-map.htm for a map of vaccine providers in Wisconsin.
Remember that the COVID-19 vaccine is FREE. Medicare covers the COVID-19 vaccine at 100%, so be sure to bring your Medicare card along so that Medicare can be billed appropriately. Pharmacies are the preferred choice to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, due to their numerous locations, convenient hours of operation and ease of use!
Please remember to be on the lookout for potential scams related to COVID-19. Medicare covers the COVID-19 vaccine completely, so you should not have to give out your information to anyone looking to get you “early access” to the vaccine. Per the Medicare website:
You can’t pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine.
You can’t pay to get early access to a vaccine.
Don’t share your personal or financial information if someone calls, texts, or emails you promising access to the vaccine for a fee.
We encourage everyone to protect themselves and to not give out personal information to unknown sources.
Stay safe and spring is almost here!