Do I Have to Pay for the COVID Vaccine?

The government is giving the COVID vaccines for free to everyone in the United States for all of 2021 at least. You can get any of the vaccine brands without paying for them. You cannot be turned away from a vaccine if you are unable to pay or if you are uninsured. You should not be asked to pay for the vaccine. You should not receive a bill for the vaccine. 

Should I have to pay to get on a list for the vaccine?

No, you do not have to pay to sign up for the vaccine. Don’t give out your personal information or insurance information to anyone promising to get you a vaccine for a cost. People asking for money are probably scammers

Why do they ask for my insurance when I sign up for a vaccine?

You can go to any provider to get a vaccine, and you won’t have to worry about paying any costs. If you have insurance, then the vaccine provider can ask for your insurance to pay for fees for administering the vaccine. You should not have a copay or any fees to pay. If you don’t have insurance or your insurance does not cover administration costs, then any fees will be covered by a government provider relief fund

What if I get a bill for the vaccine?

If you do get a bill for your vaccine by mistake, call your insurance company or your provider and explain the issue. You should not be billed for COVID vaccination.

Where can I get a vaccine?

Vaccines are being distributed at pharmacies, health care facilities, and community based sites around the country.  Check here or with your local health department to find locations in your area. 

Last update: March 12, 2021, 10:00 AM EST

Science review: ERS, JAB