No one will have to pay for the COVID-19 vaccine itself. According to the CDC, all providers must vaccinate individuals regardless of their health insurance coverage and are prohibited from charging recipients.
- All private health care plans are required to provide coverage for the vaccine regardless of whether the provider is in or out of network.
- Anyone covered by Medicare, Medicaid, NJ FamilyCare, SHBP, SEHBP, or CHIP will be covered to receive the vaccine.
- If you do not have health insurance, you will be able to receive the vaccine free of charge from any provider participating in the Center for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccination Program.
More information on insurance and the vaccine can be found here.