135,000 patients and nursing home residents.
Is there a cost to get vaccinated?
No fees will be charged to get vaccinated. There will be no cost-sharing from insurance plans.
Vaccine doses purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars will be given to the American people at no cost.
COVID-19 providers agree to administer vaccine regardless of an individual’s ability to pay and regardless of their coverage status, and may not seek any reimbursement, including through balance billing, from a vaccine recipient.
However, vaccine providers will be able to charge administration fees for giving or administering the shot to someone. Vaccine providers can get this fee reimbursed by the patient’s public or private insurance company or, for uninsured patients, by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund.
Will more than one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine be required?
Yes. The current vaccines need two shots to be effective. It is very important that you receive the vaccine from the same manufacturer both times and get the doses within the required time frame to ensure the best protection from COVID-19.
If you receive the Pfizer vaccine the second dose needs to be 21 days after the first dose, and the second dose of the Moderna vaccine needs to be 28 days after the first.
Please keep checking Michigan.gov/COVIDVaccine for information about your local health department and opportunities to get vaccinated. Options like 211 are also being examined to provide assistance.