Few Opt For Vaccine To Prevent Painful Shingles, NPR ReportsNPR: Few Opt For Vaccine To Prevent Painful Shingles
[T]he fact is only about 10% of the 50 million people who should get the vaccine actually have. The vaccine is expensive - $160 a shot, plus an administration fee. For those over 65, Medicare covers it under its new Plan D, but reimbursement can be complicated. Most private health insurers cover it for patients between 60 and 65, but not all of them do (Knox, 1/17). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.